Jamaica's Protected Areas now promoted on public buses
Nov 11, 2016
Moving billboards promoting National Protected Areas are now on public transportation buses traveling Jamaica’s Corporate Area and western parishes, under the UNDP/Global Environment Facility-supported Strengthening the Operational and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System (NPAS) Project.
Jamaica to tap global and domestic markets with underutilized mineral deposits
Oct 19, 2016
The programme targets small scale private operators and institutions and boosts their capacity to sustainably extract and transform locally sourced minerals into manufacturing, construction and agricultural products – such as toothpaste, jewelry, sculptures and construction material.
UNDP and Global Fund sign a new $7 million grant to address human rights barriers to HIV services in eight Caribbean countries
Oct 3, 2016
The UNDP and the Global Fund have signed a new US$7 million grant to address human rights barriers to HIV services in eight Caribbean countries – Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The funds will focus on promoting and protecting human rights and access to HIV services for key populations.
United Nations: ‘Bring Paedophiles and Enablers to Book!’
Mar 18, 2015
The United Nations (UN) in Jamaica is urging the nation to take a zero tolerance approach to the crisis of paedophiles preying on children
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.