Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud, Guyana’s High Representative for United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Affairs, has said that Guyana can offer to the world leadership and vision on global issues that require firm and practical solutions.
Foreign Secretary Persaud, at the time reflecting on Guyana’s impactful tenure as President of the UNSC during February, underscored the significance of this country’s role in contributing to the Security Council’s efforts at maintaining international peace and security.
“It demonstrates that, as a small country changing, we can offer leadership on important global matters,” he declared.

Foreign Secretary and High Representative for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Affairs, Robert Persaud

February saw Guyana being actively engaged in critical discussions on matters such as the situation in Gaza and the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Through those discussions, he said, Guyana provided leadership and offered perspectives that resonated with the global community.
On behalf of the Government of Guyana, Persaud has extended heartfelt gratitude to Ambassador Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and her team in New York, for their exemplary Presidency of the United Nations Security Council.
“Your hard work and dedication symbolise Guyana’s unwavering commitment to the maintenance of international peace and security,” he expressed.
He also expressed his gratitude to the 15-member team based in Georgetown that lent support.
Foreign Secretary Persaud, having reaffirmed Guyana’s status as an elected member of the UN Security Council for the next two years, has said, “Guyana will continue to engage constructively with all members of the Security Council, to uphold the UN Charter and International Law.”
This, he noted, would be achieved through bilateral and wider engagements geared towards upholding the principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter in shaping global outcomes and promoting peace and security.