Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations, Ambassador Michael Ten-Pow
As the Cooperative Republic of Guyana celebrated its fifty-first Independence anniversary on May 26, 2017, the message of ‘responsibilities’ was echoed by Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations, Ambassador Michael Ten-Pow during a reception to mark the occasion.
“Along with the rights, privileges, freedoms and opportunities that come with being independent, we also have responsibilities. We must use the tools and opportunities available to us to build on the foundation left us by the first two generations of independent Guyanese,” said Ambassador Ten-Pow. He made these comments during a joint reception jointly hosted by the Consulate-General in New York and the Permanent Mission in the visitor’s Lobby of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan.
Ambassador Ten-Pow further emphasized that, “Guyana is fully committed to the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”
He believes that small States like Guyana view the United Nations as an ‘indispensable Organization’. He further explained that “it is here [United Nations] that the architecture that governs relations between Member States is designed based on the rule of law.”
The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations ended his speech with a call for Guyanese to recommit themselves to the development of the country as a means to become better citizens.
The reception saw in attendance some 40 Ambassadors and representatives from various countries, Member States of CARICOM as well as from Guyanese associations, among others from the area.