Guyana will be hosting the Least Developed Countries/Small Island
Developing States Trust Fund Workshop on Human Rights for Latin
America and the Caribbean Region, in October of this year.
The event, announced by State Minister Joseph Harmon today, forms a
significant part of a series of regional workshops to be held by the
Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.
Minister Harmon said hosting of the workshop is a further indication
of Guyana’s commitment to the promotion of human rights worldwide and
especially among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries.
The Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the
Participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island
Developing States (SIDS) in the Work of the Human Rights Council is an
effective, dynamic and results-oriented mechanism dedicated to LDCs
The LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund was established by the Human Rights Council
(HRC) resolution on March 23, 2012.
The fund is managed by the Human Rights Council Branch of the Office
of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) which provides
funding for various activities such as training, participation in HRC
sessions and fellowships.