Jamaica Celebrates UNDP at 50
Apr 29, 2016
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UNDP, we also commemorate its long history of activities in Jamaica. The UNDP has maintained an active and invaluable presence in Jamaica for forty years, during which time it has supported the country in its efforts to attain ever higher levels of development.” - Minister Delroy Chuck
Alternative Energy Lights the Way in Majesty Gardens
Apr 14, 2016
Residents of Majesty Gardens in Kingston applauded as a group of young people from the community put on a humorous dramatic piece about the need for energy conservation and the benefits of becoming legally registered with the electricity supply company at a special community function on 13 April 2016.
Jamaica Prepares for Paris Climate Agreement
Apr 14, 2016
The Paris Climate Agreement - to be signed on 22 April 2016 - is critical to small island states like Jamaica. As such the Jamaican Government, ... recently organised a Post COP 21 Roundtable to inform a wide range of stakeholders about the December 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) negotiations and the agreement reached at that conference.
UNDP Asks ‘Where are the Women?’ in Jamaican Political Leadership
Mar 8, 2016
“Where are the Women? UNDP asks this question because for us, as an organization, gender is a cross cutting issue. We promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as an essential part of our mandate and development approach.” - Dr Elsie Chounoune, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative
Victim Services Division Gets UNDP Support for its Work with Children
Jan 25, 2016
Jamaica’s Victim Services Division which works to facilitate healing and therapeutic interventions for victims of crime in its fourteen offices across the island, received a resource package of toys from UNDP to support its activities with young victims on 25 January 2016. These toys will help staff and volunteers provide psychosocial support to the children they work with
Jamaica Prepares for New Country Programme
Jan 22, 2016
In each country where the UNDP works, its activities are outlined in a Country Programme Document (CPD) which describes in more detail how the organisation, in partnership with the country, will contribute to national development outcomes over a five year period. Jamaica’s current UNDP Country Programme ends in 2016, and work is well underway to develop a new document covering the 2017 to 2021 period.
Jamaica focuses on Youth for International Anti-Corruption Day 2015
Dec 9, 2015
Children and youth were at the centre of International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December Jamaica, as UNDP and other international development partners supported the Office of the Contractor General (OCG)’s activities to spread the anti-corruption message among young people
UNDP Jamaica celebrates International Volunteers Day 2015
Dec 5, 2015
Jamaica celebrated international volunteer day on 24 November 2015 with an all-day activity to beautify a community space in Denham Town Kingston. A number of UNDP staff members did their part to assist along with volunteers from the community and Plant Jamaica.
Jamaica Hosts Global Migration Project Board Meeting
Nov 11, 2015
The global joint programme on “Mainstreaming migration into national development strategies” is to enable governments and partners to better measure and make more visible the human development impacts of migration; and to ... mitigate the risks for migrants, their families and communities.
Ashe Performing Company brings drama, dance and therapeutic sessions to West Kingston
Nov 11, 2015
The Ashe performing company is currently delivering therapeutic interventions for young people and adults from West Kingston and is bringing its ‘edutainment’ (a combination of education and entertainment) approaches as a part of the Citizen Security and Social Cohesion in Jamaica: Support to the Commission of Enquiry project.