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Click here to download the Human Development Report 2013: http://hdr.undp.org/en/
The Human Development Report (HDR) 2013 entitled The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World, was launched in Jamaica on Tuesday 4 June 2013 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. The Key Note address was delivered by Sen. The Hon. Arnold J. Nicholson on behalf of the Most Hon. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. A highlight of this HDR Launch was a Panel Discussion comprising some of Jamaica's Southern partners (Brazil, India and South Africa).
In preparation for the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) Third International Conference in 2014, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica has partnered with the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, to spearhead the National Preparatory Process.
According to international seismic expert, Dr. Eric Calais, “Jamaica must prepare for large earthquakes”. Dr. Eric Calais is an international seismic expert who visited Jamaica to conduct a Seismic Exploratory Mission from 25th - 28th of March 2013. Dr. Calais’ Mission was fully supported by the UNDP through its Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) under the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Reduction (BCPR) portfolio, and coordinated and facilitated by the local team at the Jamaica Country Office.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Jamaica Country Office and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Jamaica, came together on Thursday 21 March 2013 in celebration of International Day of Forests and the Tree, to plant fruit trees on the compound shared by both these agencies.