- Dr Elsie Laurence-Chounoune : The Office of the Contractor General’s Inaugural Fraud and Anti-Corruption Conference Mar 9, 2015
UNDP Supports Inaugural Anti-Corruption Conference in Jamaica
Mar 9, 2015
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica provided support to the Office of the Contractor General’s Inaugural Anti-Corruption Conference in Jamaica, held in Kingston in March 2015. The three-day event, which drew hundreds of participants from across the island, was held under the theme “Confronting Corruption: Empowering a Generation, Transforming a Nation.” UNDP was a title sponsor of the event.
Dr. Arun Kashyap: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!
Mar 8, 2015
In supporting the call “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity - Picture it!” which is this year’s theme for International Women’s Day 2015, the UN in Jamaica urges all Jamaicans to join us in advancing the promises we made in Beijing 20 years ago. Their fulfilment will help us to realize Vision 2030 Jamaica in which every woman and girl has the opportunity to fulfil her potential and enjoy equal rights and status - Dr. Arun Kashyap, UN Resident Coordinator
GEF SGP Grantee Jeffrey Town Celebrates Global Award with Local Partners
Feb 26, 2015
Dr Arun Kashyap noted Jeffrey Town’s significant achievements under the GEF SGP. He described the SGP as “a flagship project of UNDP” which underscores and supports the empowerment of communities and provides them with resources for community development initiatives.
Jeffrey Town Celebrates Global Award with Local Partners
Feb 26, 2015
Members of the Jeffrey Town Farmers Association, a Global Environment Fund Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) grantee, celebrated the association’s 2014 Equator Prize Award on 26 February 2015, in a ceremony organized by UNDP Jamaica, with their local partners and stakeholders from the community, parish and national levels.
- Jeffrey Town Celebrates Global Award with Local Partners Feb 25, 2015
- Dr Arun Kashyap : Caribbean Green Economy Conference 2015 Feb 23, 2015
Nearly 40% of the World's Urban Expansion takes place in growing SlumsNearly 40% of the World's Urban Expansion takes place in growing Slums
Feb 20, 2015
At the launch of Phase II of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) Dr. Arun Kashyap, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative pointed out that globally, more people live in urban areas than in rural areas. He also pointed out that in 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in urban areas, and that by 2050, it is projected that 66 per cent of the world’s population will be urban.
DR. ARUN KASHYAP: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY COMMEMORATION
Dec 10, 2014
Human Rights Day observes the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the momentous Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles to be the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”. The Universal Declaration marked a fundamental milestone in the history of mankind as it constituted the first international agreement that asserts freedoms, rights and entitlements for all humanity to claim. The recognition of our inherent kinship in rights, of our common claim to a life of dignity, of our right to count and be counted applies to today’s realities as much as it did in 1948.
- DR. ARUN KASHYAP: Partnerships on Political Leadership and Gender Equality Dec 9, 2014