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International Youth Day has been celebrated on August 12th each year since the year 2000 when it was established by the United Nations as a means of raising awareness of issues affecting young people around the world. The theme of International Youth Day 2013 was "Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward". This theme has provided an opportunity to reflect on the livelihood, struggles and prospects that migration presents for young migrants and other youth who are affected by migration.
The United Nations in Jamaica condemns the brutal murder of 17-year-old Dwayne Jones by patrons gathered at a dance party in St. James in the early hours of 22 July 2013. Dwayne was reportedly chased and attacked by a crowd of assailants after it became known that he was male and dressed in women’s clothing.
Dr Arun Kashyap, United Nations Resident Co-ordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme, presented a set of books to Daniel Chambers at the Jamaica Library Service in Kingston on Thursday 4 July 2013.
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).