• 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.

  • Jamaican NGOs learn about and prepare for COP 21 Nov 5, 2015

    Representatives from more than 20 Jamaican NGOs and CBOs engaged in direct dialogue with Jamaica’s climate negotiators in a workshop held on 5 November 2015 under the Government of Jamaica’s Public Awareness and Engagement Campaign leading to the climate change Conference of Parties (COP 21) in Paris.

  • UNDP Makes Presentation on the SDGs at International Hydrogen Conference Nov 4, 2015

    “...Access to affordable clean energy is paramount in lifting people out of poverty and hunger, enhancing food security and improving the quality of life for all. This warrants continuous effort to diversify the energy mix, increase the development and penetration of clean energy ... and improve energy efficiency and conservation,” Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, Deputy Resident Representative

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