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  • Human Development Report finds slow, uneven progress for some groups Mar 21, 2017

    Download the 2016 Human Development Report. According to 2016 HDR, the Latin America and Caribbean region enjoys high levels of human development among developing regions, second only to Europe and Central Asia. However, when adjusted for inequality, the region’s HDI drops by almost a quarter due to the unequal distribution of human development gains, particularly income.

  • Jamaica joins global launch of Human Development Report Mar 14, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica will join the global launch and unveiling of the 2016 Human Development Report ‘Human Development for Everyone’ on 21 March, on location from a rural community for the first time.

  • Remarks to NPAS End of Project Forum Mar 7, 2017

    UNDP recognizes that partnerships are essential for addressing many of the development challenges locally and globally. And as such heartily congratulates NEPA and the other agencies such as the Forestry Department, Fisheries Division and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust for successfully completing the project.

  • EU and UNDP discuss ways to advance the development goals in the Caribbean Feb 20, 2017

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a unique opportunity to the Caribbean countries to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people and boost resilience, said UNDP during a dialogue with the European Union on the Caribbean ... In the Caribbean, EU and UNDP work together on enhancing sustainable agriculture and food security and increasing resilience against natural disasters.

  • JCCCP Board Meeting Feb 2 2017 Feb 2, 2017

    UNDP Jamaica is indeed pleased to play its part in implementing the Jamaica leg of the JCCCP Partnership Project. We join the Government of Jamaica and all JCCCP participating countries in extending gratitude to the Government of Japan for its foresight in financing this project at a time when our countries are in greatest need of this type of support for our sustainability

  • New UN regional programme signed and launched Jan 19, 2017

    Twenty three United Nations agencies working in Jamaica, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have combined technical expertise and financial resources with other development partners in the Caribbean to officially present one joint programme of assistance to the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean

  • The fight against corruption begins with 'YOUth' Jan 11, 2017

    With the whistles of hundreds of Jamaican students electrifying the atmosphere, the 2016 International Anti-Corruption Day programme spearheaded by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) became a rallying cry for Jamaica’s young people to champion the national and international fight against corruption.

  • Secretary General, António Guterres appeals for Peace Jan 1, 2017

    On this New Year’s Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year’s resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first. Let us make 2017 a year in which we all – citizens, governments, leaders – strive to overcome our differences.

  • UNDP's first Technology Innovation Competition winner gets US$5000 product development boost Dec 19, 2016

    A job preparation and recruitment app loaded with interactive tests and training tools has been awarded first place and a prize of US$5000 for product development, in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) inaugural Technology Innovation Competition 2016

  • Remarks to International Anti-Corruption Day Celebrations 2016: UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune Dec 2, 2016

    Young people ... I urge you, do not just do what is right, but fight for what is right. Learn what constitutes ethical behaviour, how to recognize corruption, how to personally live a model life and how to engage with others to fight corruption. Demand your right to education; then as a powerful unit ... make it known that you expect corruption free societies so that you can enjoy a brighter future.