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.
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.
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.
Jamaican Students Discuss SIDS and Human Rights at UN Model Assembly
Mar 19, 2015
Munro College emerged as the winning school at Jamaica’s UN Model Assembly for students, held on Thursday, March 19 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.. Eleven schools from across the island presented. Munro College, representing the United Kingdom was judged to have made the best presentation and Vere Technical High School, representing Costa Rica, placed second
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.