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  • Achim Steiner appointed new Administrator of UNDP Apr 21, 2017

    The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday, 19 April welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.Mr. Steiner’s nomination was forwarded to the General Assembly, which Wednesday confirmed him as the Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.

  • STATEMENT on Jamaica's ratification of the Paris Agreement by UNDP Jamaica Resident Representative A.I. Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune Apr 11, 2017

    UNDP stands ready to support Jamaica on its quest to adhere to the provisions of the Paris Agreement through assistance in mobilizing financial and technical resources including policy advice, strategic planning, capacity development and knowledge management.

  • Jamaica Ratifies Paris Agreement Apr 11, 2017

    Jamaica became the 143rd country to ratify the Paris Agreement today (11th April) when Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz officially presented the instrument of ratification today at a national climate change event in Kingston.

  • Hayes celebrates historic unveiling of Human Development Report in the community Mar 24, 2017

    Hundreds of residents of the mining community of Hayes, Clarendon, plus nearly 300 students from the parish turned out for the 2016 Human Development Report Launch Ceremony and Knowledge Fair at the Wembley Centre of Excellence on 21 March, 2017.

  • Human Development Report finds slow, uneven progress for some groups Mar 21, 2017

    Download the 2016 Human Development Report. According to 2016 HDR, the Latin America and Caribbean region enjoys high levels of human development among developing regions, second only to Europe and Central Asia. However, when adjusted for inequality, the region’s HDI drops by almost a quarter due to the unequal distribution of human development gains, particularly income.

  • Remarks: UNDP Resident Representative at 2016 Human Development Report Launch Mar 21, 2017

    Many rural communities throughout Jamaica have vibrant, innovative and determined people. We picked Clarendon as an illustration that many rural communities can showcase to the world how they confront development challenges and setbacks with innovation and collaboration.

  • Jamaica joins global launch of Human Development Report Mar 14, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica will join the global launch and unveiling of the 2016 Human Development Report ‘Human Development for Everyone’ on 21 March, on location from a rural community for the first time.

  • Remarks to NPAS End of Project Forum Mar 7, 2017

    UNDP recognizes that partnerships are essential for addressing many of the development challenges locally and globally. And as such heartily congratulates NEPA and the other agencies such as the Forestry Department, Fisheries Division and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust for successfully completing the project.

  • EU and UNDP discuss ways to advance the development goals in the Caribbean Feb 20, 2017

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a unique opportunity to the Caribbean countries to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people and boost resilience, said UNDP during a dialogue with the European Union on the Caribbean ... In the Caribbean, EU and UNDP work together on enhancing sustainable agriculture and food security and increasing resilience against natural disasters.

  • JCCCP Board Meeting Feb 2 2017 Feb 2, 2017

    UNDP Jamaica is indeed pleased to play its part in implementing the Jamaica leg of the JCCCP Partnership Project. We join the Government of Jamaica and all JCCCP participating countries in extending gratitude to the Government of Japan for its foresight in financing this project at a time when our countries are in greatest need of this type of support for our sustainability