Press Releases
  • Jamaica Ratifies Paris Agreement Apr 11, 2017

    Jamaica became the 143rd country to ratify the Paris Agreement today (11th April) when Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz officially presented the instrument of ratification today at a national climate change event in Kingston.

  • Hayes celebrates historic unveiling of Human Development Report in the community Mar 24, 2017

    Hundreds of residents of the mining community of Hayes, Clarendon, plus nearly 300 students from the parish turned out for the 2016 Human Development Report Launch Ceremony and Knowledge Fair at the Wembley Centre of Excellence on 21 March, 2017.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • UNDP & PCJ pilot innovative Energy Sector Company (ESCO) model to reduce energy costs in public hospitals Nov 30, 2016

    A US$12 million renewable energy and energy efficiency project designed to reduce energy costs in six public hospitals through an innovative financing model has been launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ)

  • Gender Equality Seal gaining support among private sector companies in Jamaica Nov 29, 2016

    Jamaica is on target to become the first country in the English speaking Caribbean to pilot the globally recognized Gender Equality Seal certification programme, following positive feedback from several local enterprises at a special introductory session on November 29.

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