Caribbean countries can now track progress in Agenda 2030 action online
Jul 21, 2017
Caribbean countries can now track their progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a SDG Index and Dashboards Report launched by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Bertelsmann Stiftung.
Remarks at STATIN NSDS Workshop
Jul 18, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) welcomes the launch of this National Strategy for the Development Statistics (NSDS) Workshop, which we view as a timely exercise to help ensure that the national statistical system in Jamaica is adequately equipped to monitor the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNDP Annual Report 2016 highlights fight against Poverty
Jul 17, 2017
With an emphasis on Results secured over the 2016 period, this Annual Report with a difference goes straight to what matters, highlighting achievements of projects outputs and in many cases solid outcomes supported by bright and catchy infographics.
Caribbean Action 2030 Framework Agreement endorsed by Region's Ministers
Jul 6, 2017
A Partnership Framework Agreement endorsed by Ministers of Government from several Caribbean countries will give targeted guidance for accelerating and advancing action on the Sustainable Development Goals in the region, following the successful conclusion of Caribbean Action 2030 on 30 June.
Remarks, Opening Ceremony, Caribbean Action 2030 conference
Jun 28, 2017
In late 2030, in just 13 years’ time, 193 nations including all of the Caribbean will be called on to submit their final reports on their progress in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up the global Agenda 2030.
Caribbean Parliamentarians explore their role in ending HIV/AIDS
Jun 7, 2017
In focus was the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast Track to Accelerating the Fight against HIV and to Ending the AIDS Epidemic by 2030. The Political Declaration of June 2016 calls on Parliamentarians to reaffirm the commitment to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as a legacy to present and future generations.
Youth invited to create theme for 2017 Youth Climate Change Conference
Jun 7, 2017
Youth now have the opportunity to develop a relevant, interesting and inspiring theme for the Youth Climate Change Conference, which will be held in Kingston, Jamaica this year.
Caribbean Action 2030 brings the Caribbean to Kingston to advance the Sustainable Development Goals
Jun 5, 2017
More than 200 delegates, including high-level ministers and technical experts from 18 Caribbean countries will meet in Kingston 28 – 30 June 2017 to advance and accelerate regional action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
New life flows into Northern Clarendon communities
May 23, 2017
For 50 years, residents of communities near Crooked River in the hills of Clarendon could only collect water with buckets. Today, a water harvesting system has resuscitated ailing farms and businesses and brought in new construction as well as new neighbours.
Remarks by UNDP RR at UN Road Safety Week Launch 2017
May 10, 2017
The tragedy on our roads burdens the health system, the infrastructure and the economy. Here in Jamaica, a report from the Ministry of Health recently outlined the massive burden on surgical capacities caused by road-related injuries. In medical costs and lost productivity, road fatalities and injuries can cost a country up to 5% of its gross domestic product. Global losses reach $500 billion dollars.