Guyana

Location

Georgetown
United States
6° 47' 60" N, 58° 8' 60" W

Capital Based Focal Point

Mr. Navin Chandarpal
Advisor to the President on Sustainable Development, Science and Technology
Navinc51@yahoo.com
011-592-227-5387

Dr. Roger Luncheon
Cabinet Secretary, Office of the President
592-225-7051
hpssec@gmail.com

Capital City: 
Georgetown
Languages: 
English
Category: Social
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Net enrollment ratio in primary education MDG Database
Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage 18.5 18.5 20 20 20 30.8 30.8 29 29 30 30 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) World Bank
Category: Land
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Agricultural land (1000 Ha) 1,708 1,708 1,708 1,708 1,708 1,678 1,675 1,675 1,675 FAO
Forest area (sq km) 151,035 151,035 151,035 151,035 151,035 151,035 151,035 151,035 World Bank
Forest area (% of land area) 76.73 76.73 76.73 76.73 76.73 76.73 76.73 76.73 World Bank
Category: Tourism
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
International tourism receipts (% of total exports) 80 65 53 28 29 37 40 Development Data Group, The World Bank. 2008. 2008 World Development Indicators Online. Washington, DC: The World Bank. Available at: http://go.worldbank.org/U0FSM7AQ40.
Category: Demographics
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Country population 756,259 757,175 758,834 760,850 762,654 763,834 764,273 764,100 763,437 762,498 World Bank
Population annual growth 0.0136187 0.121049 0.218864 0.265318 0.236823 0.154603 0.0574567 0.0226385 0.0868064 0.123072 World Bank
Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) 120 190 270 World Bank
Category: Indices
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
HDI - Human Development Index 0.552 0.585 0.582 0.593 0.599 0.605 0.611 UNDP International Human Development Indicators - Calculated based on data from UNDESA (2009d), Barro and Lee (2010), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010b), World Bank (2010b) and IMF(2010a).
Category: Economy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) 1,980 2,050 2,120 2,150 2,110 2,420 2,400 2,830 3,050 World Bank
ODA received as % of GNI 17.54 17.6 10.77 13.9 21.48 20.11 19.79 12.26 14.48 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Workers remittances (current US$) 27,000,000 22,000,000 51,000,000 99,000,000 153,000,000 201,300,000 218,080,000 278,496,000 278,496,000 UN Data
Category: Energy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Electric power consumption (kWh) World Bank
Combustible renewables and waste (metric tons of oil equivalent) World Bank
Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) World Bank
Category: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (CDIAC) 1,580 1,518 1,547 1,500 1,445 1,492 1,507 1,507 MDG Database (CDIAC Data)
Category: Freshwater
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Improved water source (% of population with access) 89 83 83 92 94 World Bank
Category: Biodiversity
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected 4.92 4.92 4.92 4.92 4.93 4.94 4.94 4.94 4.94 4.94 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)

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Country Strategies: 
Title Programme Name Programme Description Year
PRSP - Guyana The Guyana Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Strategy Description 2002
UNFCCC Nat Comm - Guyana Initial national communication in response to its commitments to the UNFCCC Strategy Description 2002
NBSAP - Guyana Fourth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity Strategy Description 2010
NSDS - Guyana
Bill | 30 Jul 2013
July 2013: UN-Water has launched a series of Water Country Briefs designed to demonstrate the value of investment in water resources to policy makers in the fields of: peace and security; infrastructure investment; agriculture; health; education; environment; and macro- and micro-economy. The Water Country Briefs project, which is being implemented by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) Aqua-Stat programme, was designed to initially produce between ten and 15 briefs....
Bill | 17 Jul 2013
14 June 2013: At a high-level meeting on the Guiana Shield Foundation (GSF) in Bogotá, Colombia, on 14 June 2013, Amapá State (Brazil), Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) signed a resolution meant to foster collaboration on the conservation and sustainable development in the Guiana Shield eco-region. In the 16-point resolution, signatories agreed inter alia to: support the adoption of a new mission statement; support...
Bill | 27 Aug 2012
PREPARED BY OHRLLS   SUMMARY The 2012 Third World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), saw 36 representatives and heads of state from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) take to the floor during the Plenary Session to deliver statements on a range of issues of importance and relevance to them. Of the 36 SIDS representatives, 10 were Heads of State while 10 were Heads of Government making up 26% of the 77 Heads of State and Heads of Government who addressed the Plenary...
External Resources: 

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National focal point for sustainable development: 
Troy Torrington
troyfly@gmail.com