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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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