Remarks delivered to Introductory Session/Pre-Launch: Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for Private Enterprises and Quasi-Public Bodies by Mr Bruno Pouezat, UNDP Resident Representative
Nov 29, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme will make the case ... that mainstreaming gender equality is simply a sound investment decision. This evening, we will highlight Latin American examples that prove the value of this certification programme, and we are confident that the evidence will help you opt in favour of UNDP’s Gender Equality Seal.
Greeting by UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Dr Elsie Laurence-Chounoune to Bus Billboard Unveiling event hosted by NEPA
Nov 3, 2016
This highly visible promotional opportunity allows a significant number of persons travelling throughout the Kingston Metropolitan Area to view, visually appealing messages and images highlighting the value and benefits of Jamaica’s protected natural assets.
Strengthening the Operational and Financial Sustainability of NPAS-UNDP DRR, Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune
Jun 30, 2016
Recognizing the important role of the country’s protected areas and the challenges to manage them, UNDP partnered with the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) to implement the Strengthening the Operational and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System (NPAS) Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP with support from the GOJ.
The University of Technology’s (UTech) 1st International Conference and Exhibition on “The Hydrogen Economy-A Sustainable Energy Diversification Option for the Caribbean-Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune UNDP Deputy Resident Representative
Nov 4, 2015
A new development agenda is needed that finishes the job on poverty whilst protecting the planet. The new agenda is universal. It applies to all countries and peoples. It promotes inclusive and peaceful societies, better jobs, and tackles the environmental challenges of our time – particularly climate change.
Remarks by Dr Arun Kashyap at the launch of the Pre COP 21 Public Engagement Campaign by the Climate Change Division
Aug 21, 2015
The global community must take action to ensure that the world is on track to confirm the new agreement in COP21 in Paris. Accordingly, UNDP is calling for governments to commit to a new universal climate change agreement to ensure that action is taken at the global and national levels. For developing countries like Jamaica, such an agreement is vital to ensure that ambitious action takes place to reduce the emissions that are threatening their very existence, and to support them in adapting to the changes they are already seeing.
Remarks for Dr. Arun Kashyap, Resident Coordinator, UNDP Jamaica, at the Launch of the Transformation Programme, Ministry of Finance and Planning
Jul 31, 2015
The transformation programme being undertaken by MoFP aims to strategically ensure the integrity of fiscal principle in keeping with best practices and promote fiscal discipline, improve overall efficiency in its operations and increase national revenues including through the implementation of key reforms in pensions, taxation, excise and customs, etc. while offering a leading example for the public sector.
Remarks at the opening of the Workshop on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice for Resident Magistrates
Jul 25, 2015
Human rights constitute the core of United Nations’ mission. The UN Secretary-General had launched the Human Rights up Front (HRuF) initiative in late 2013 to ensure that the UN system takes early and effective action, as mandated by the Charter and UN resolutions, to prevent or respond to large-scale violations of human rights or international humanitarian law.
Arun Kashyap: Harvest the Future International Symposium
Jun 15, 2015
Climate Change is the defining human development issue of our generation. It underscores the pressing need for the member states to establish partnerships across any real or perceived physical, social, economic, political or cultural barriers because of the enormous threat to humanity which climate change poses
The 10th Faculty of Science and Technology Conference (FST Conf 2015)
Jun 9, 2015
A very good morning to all of you! Thank you for inviting me to join you at the 10th Faculty of Science & Technology conference and also for presenting me an opportunity to speak to you on a timely topic of mutual interest. It is indeed an honour to have been invited to join all of you at this Centre of Excellence and share my thoughts with this distinguished gathering of visionaries, thinkers, and importantly, Educators.
World Bank International Conference on Legislative Oversight to Foster Accountability, Transparency and Sustainable Development
Jun 4, 2015
I am happy to have the opportunity to join you at this conference as you bring your discussions to a close. I am sure that over the last three days, you have discussed strategies and shared good practices with each other to strengthen the legislative oversight function of parliaments and foster accountability and transparency to achieve inclusive, sustainable and peaceful human development.