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UN Secretary-General António Guterres (centre) meets  with members of agricultural cooperatives led by indigenous women and men in Pierre Kondre- Redi Doti Village, in Suriname's tropical forest belt.
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Suriname gives ‘hope and inspiration to the world to save our rainforests’: UN chief 

Suriname might be the smallest and least populated country in South America, but it is also one of the greenest. Considered a global leader in biodiversity conservation, with more than 90 per cent of its land surface covered by native forests, the nation’s unrivaled natural resources more than make up for its size. 

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Barbershop Conference: Changing the conversation over equality

Despite years of policies to promote gender equality in the workplace, no country has managed to make it a reality.

That’s one of the findings of a report launched at the second Barbershop Conference, held in July at UN Headquarters in New York.

The initiative was created in 2015 by Iceland and Suriname and supports UN Women’sHeforShe” movement to achieve gender equality within our lifetime.

Dianne Penn reports.

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UN sends cash, disaster relief team to assess flooding in Suriname

As the waters continue to rise in rain-flooded areas of Suriname, a six-member United Nations team is headed to the South American country to assess the situation of the tens of thousands of people who have been affected, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which is sending a cash grant, said today.