Remarks delivered to Introductory Session/Pre-Launch: Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for Private Enterprises and Quasi-Public Bodies by Mr Bruno Pouezat, UNDP Resident Representative
Nov 29, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme will make the case ... that mainstreaming gender equality is simply a sound investment decision. This evening, we will highlight Latin American examples that prove the value of this certification programme, and we are confident that the evidence will help you opt in favour of UNDP’s Gender Equality Seal.
Jamaica's Protected Areas now promoted on public buses
Nov 11, 2016
Moving billboards promoting National Protected Areas are now on public transportation buses traveling Jamaica’s Corporate Area and western parishes, under the UNDP/Global Environment Facility-supported Strengthening the Operational and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System (NPAS) Project.
Greeting by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Dr Elsie Laurence-Chounoune to Bus Billboard Unveiling event hosted by NEPA
Nov 3, 2016
This highly visible promotional opportunity allows a significant number of persons travelling throughout the Kingston Metropolitan Area to view, visually appealing messages and images highlighting the value and benefits of Jamaica’s protected natural assets.
Jamaica to tap global and domestic markets with underutilized mineral deposits
Oct 19, 2016
The programme targets small scale private operators and institutions and boosts their capacity to sustainably extract and transform locally sourced minerals into manufacturing, construction and agricultural products – such as toothpaste, jewelry, sculptures and construction material.
UNDP and Global Fund sign a new $7 million grant to address human rights barriers to HIV services in eight Caribbean countries
Oct 3, 2016
The UNDP and the Global Fund have signed a new US$7 million grant to address human rights barriers to HIV services in eight Caribbean countries – Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The funds will focus on promoting and protecting human rights and access to HIV services for key populations.
Cinema, Drums and the Spoken Word bring home the pain of Trafficking in Persons
Jul 28, 2016
Randy McLaren’s drum-beating dub poetry performance, resoundingly brought home the pain, suffering and bondage experienced by women, men, girls and boys who are subjugated to human trafficking by criminal elements around us. Mr. McLaren was the guest performer on 28 July, 2016, at an evening dubbed “Conversations, Cocktails and Cinema”, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston
"Dialogue on Men, Masculinities and Gender Based Violence
Jul 14, 2016
UNDP Jamaica organized a Dialogue on Men, Masculinities and Gender Based Violence at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston in keeping with its commitment towards achieving gender equality and to increase understanding on the role of masculinities in Gender based violence in Jamaica. The meeting brought together participants from government, United Nations agencies, multilateral agencies, academia and civil society.
Strengthening the Operational and Financial Sustainability of NPAS-UNDP DRR, Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune
Jun 30, 2016
Recognizing the important role of the country’s protected areas and the challenges to manage them, UNDP partnered with the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) to implement the Strengthening the Operational and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System (NPAS) Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP with support from the GOJ.
Roundtable Conversation: Countering Gender Inequality; challenging Gender Stereotypes
Jun 16, 2016
Nurse Allen describes himself as a caregiver first and foremost and does not view himself or his profession through gender lens. He says that his patients often mistake him or refer to him as “Doc” even though he always introduces himself as Nurse Allen. He admits that in his early days as a nurse he would receive more positive acceptance from patients rather than his peers.
Jamaican Stakeholders Discuss 2015 Human Development Report
May 18, 2016
“In looking at Work for Human Development, the 2015 HDR calls on all our countries to take into account the new realities of the world of work and ensure that there are policies which address various types of work and secure human development," - UNDP Resident Representative Bruno Pouezat