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Statement By His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana On ICJ Order

  • Posted: December 01, 2023
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Today, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an important Order granting the provisional measures against Venezuela that Guyana requested in response to Venezuela’s announcement that it would be holding a referendum that would endorse, among other illegal measures, Venezuela’s annexation of Guyana’s Essequibo Region. The Order of the Court was unanimous, with all of the sitting Judges voting in favour of it.  The Order states: “Pending …

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President Ali’s statement at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

  • Posted: September 18, 2023
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Mr. President, We meet at the mid-point of the implementation of Agenda 2030 in a crisis. Be it food, energy, climate and the destabilising impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the combined effect of these crises has significantly derailed the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The increased cost of financing, rising debt to GDP and …

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President Ali’s statement on the occasion of International Day of Democracy 2023

  • Posted: September 14, 2023
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Democracy demands constant vigilance Free and fair elections have been described as the lifeblood of democracy. It is through the exercise of their franchise that citizens give voice to their aspirations and direct the course of their country’s future. Free and fair elections are the mechanisms through which the people exercise their sovereignty and are …

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President Ali’s Emancipation Day 2023 message

  • Posted: August 01, 2023
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I extend heartfelt greetings to all Guyanese, but especially our African-Guyanese community, on the occasion of Emancipation Day 2023. The 185th anniversary of the formal abolition of slavery is an occasion to recall the heroic resistance and resilience of our African ancestors. They laid the foundation for our country’s freedom. It is that freedom and …

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President Ali’s message on World Population Day 2023

  • Posted: July 11, 2023
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A world of infinite possibilities for women and girls I am pleased to join the rest of the world in commemorating World Population Day 2023. This year’s theme, “Unleashing the power of gender equality: “Uplifting the voices of women and girls to unlock our world’s infinite possibilities”, reminds us of the continuing need to address …

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Independence Message 2023: Unity and Healing

  • Posted: May 26, 2023
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Fellow Guyanese, We gather here tonight in unusual circumstances. This is a tragic hour for our nation. The events of last Monday have shaken our nation to the core. Our hearts are pieced; our sorrow is indescribable; our pain – crushing. We are observing our 57th Independence anniversary amidst national grief. You therefore will forgive …

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President Ali’s International Women’s Day 2023 Message

  • Posted: March 08, 2023
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Women will be integral to Guyana’s digital development The Co-operative Republic of Guyana is pleased to join with the international community in observing International Women’s Day 2023, under the theme, ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’. Guyana shares and supports the aspirations of the international community in reducing gender inequality within the digital sector. …

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President Ali’s Phagwah 2023 Message

  • Posted: March 07, 2023
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The sacred and joyous festival of Phagwah is once again upon us. The First Lady and I and our son, Zayd, join the Government, in extending heartfelt greetings to all Guyanese, at home and abroad, on this joyous occasion. While Phagwah is a Hindu festival, brought here by the Indian indentured immigrants, it now enjoys …

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President Ali’s 53rd Republic Anniversary Message

  • Posted: February 24, 2023
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Morning comes with the passing of the night and the star-filled skies assume its position with the setting sun.Each seamlessly interchanging between each other, bringing its own beauty, creating its own imagery, satisfying varied use, but in all of it demonstrating specific beauty.So too from many lands and lines, came people of different strains and …

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