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  • 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.

  • World Bank International Conference on Legislative Oversight to Foster Accountability, Transparency and Sustainable Development Jun 4, 2015

    I am happy to have the opportunity to join you at this conference as you bring your discussions to a close. I am sure that over the last three days, you have discussed strategies and shared good practices with each other to strengthen the legislative oversight function of parliaments and foster accountability and transparency to achieve inclusive, sustainable and peaceful human development.


    A very good morning to all of you. I am delighted to be here with you at this important consultation on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Tobacco use alone costs the world 1-2% of its GDP each year. It is of key concern to SIDS. In the Caribbean, tobacco accounts for 10% of all deaths; in Kiribati, two out of every three adult males use tobacco daily. In fact, it is not surprising that UN Member States have taken the message to heart and have committed to accelerate implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The Framework Convention underscores that the globalization of tobacco related epidemics is a result of many factors, including transnational tobacco advertising and promotion.

  • UNDP Praises Youth Engagement Around Climate Change in Jamaica May 8, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was one of the sponsors of a logo competition for the selection of a logo for the Climate Change Division of Jamaica’s Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change. The logo was selected from designs created by young people from across the island.

  • UN Supports Song, Video for Campaign to End Sex with the Girl Child May 2, 2015

    The United Nations-supported launch of the Nuh Guh Deh song and video took place on 2 May 2015. The launch marked a step forward in the Nuh Guh Deh campaign organised by NGO Eve for Life, and took place at Emancipation Park in Kingston. Nuh Guh Deh – which translated from Jamaican patois means Don’t Go There – is a campaign to end sexual abuse of the girl child in Jamaica.

  • US Ambassador Visits UNDP Country Office May 1, 2015

    The United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Mr. Luis G. Moreno paid a courtesy call on the UNDP Country Office. The Ambassador met with a UNDP team comprising Dr. Arun Kashyap, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative; Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, Deputy Resident Representative; Mr. Richard Kelly, Programme Specialist-Policy Advisory Services; and Ms. Rachel Morrison, Project Manager.

  • Jamaica Shares its Experience on UN Habitat Slum Upgrading Project with Caribbean Neighbour Apr 30, 2015

    UN Habitat’s Participatory Slum Upgrading Project (PSUP) in Jamaica recently hosted a Learning and Exchange Mission with St Vincent and the Grenadines, as that country prepares to embark on phase one of its PSUP activities in May 2015.

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