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  • Jamaica Makes Progress in Phasing Out the Use of Gases Contributing to Global Warming Aug 12, 2015

    The sole company that uses Hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFCs) in its operations in Jamaica – Seal Sprayed Solutions - has been able to phase out the use of these harmful substances, thanks to the UNDP-supported HCFC Phase Out Management Plan Project, which is being implemented by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)

  • Government of Jamaica’s Transformation Programme Gets UNDP Grant Support Jul 31, 2015

    The UNDP-supported Change Management Programme will work to strengthen the Ministry’s capacity to ensure efficiency in its business processes and regulations and its service delivery. It also seeks to develop the capacity and skills of the Ministry’s staff to replicate change management strategies across Government of Jamaica Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.

  • Remarks for Dr. Arun Kashyap, Resident Coordinator, UNDP Jamaica, at the Launch of the Transformation Programme, Ministry of Finance and Planning Jul 31, 2015

    The transformation programme being undertaken by MoFP aims to strategically ensure the integrity of fiscal principle in keeping with best practices and promote fiscal discipline, improve overall efficiency in its operations and increase national revenues including through the implementation of key reforms in pensions, taxation, excise and customs, etc. while offering a leading example for the public sector.

  • Remarks at the opening of the Workshop on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice for Resident Magistrates Jul 25, 2015

    Human rights constitute the core of United Nations’ mission. The UN Secretary-General had launched the Human Rights up Front (HRuF) initiative in late 2013 to ensure that the UN system takes early and effective action, as mandated by the Charter and UN resolutions, to prevent or respond to large-scale violations of human rights or international humanitarian law.

  • Arun Kashyap: Harvest the Future International Symposium Jun 15, 2015

    Climate Change is the defining human development issue of our generation. It underscores the pressing need for the member states to establish partnerships across any real or perceived physical, social, economic, political or cultural barriers because of the enormous threat to humanity which climate change poses

  • UNDP Participates in Sixth Jamaica Diaspora Conference Jun 11, 2015

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Jamaica will be represented at the Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference to be held 13-18 June 2015 at the Montego Bay Conference Centre, St James by UNDP Resident Representative, Dr. Arun Kashyap. He will deliver a keynote presentation, speak on community rejuvenation and the role of the diaspora, and participate in a panel discussion.

  • UNDP Supports INMED Climate Change Conference Jun 11, 2015

    The UNDP is providing sponsorship to the Harvest the Future International Symposium which will explore innovations in climate smart agriculture for small scale producers. The Symposium takes place on 15-17 June 2015 at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel in Montego Bay.

  • Jamaica Gets Risk Reduction Management Centre Thanks to South-South Initiative. Jun 11, 2015

    A Risk Reduction Management Centre for the parish of St Catherine, which has been established at the St Catherine Parish Council thanks to a South-South initiative facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has been highlighted in UNDP’s 2014/2015 Annual Report.

  • The 10th Faculty of Science and Technology Conference (FST Conf 2015) Jun 9, 2015

    A very good morning to all of you! Thank you for inviting me to join you at the 10th Faculty of Science & Technology conference and also for presenting me an opportunity to speak to you on a timely topic of mutual interest. It is indeed an honour to have been invited to join all of you at this Centre of Excellence and share my thoughts with this distinguished gathering of visionaries, thinkers, and importantly, Educators.

  • UNDP Annual Report Highlights South-South Collaboration via Caribbean Risk Management Initiative Jun 5, 2015

    the UNDP 2014/2015 Illustrated Annual Report was launched in the first week of June 2015. Work being done in the Caribbean, including Jamaica, was highlighted in the report, in a feature story on the work of the Caribbean Risk Management Initiative (CRMI), a regional project implemented by the UNDP Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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