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  • CONSULTATION ON THE WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO Jun 2, 2015

    A very good morning to all of you. I am delighted to be here with you at this important consultation on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Tobacco use alone costs the world 1-2% of its GDP each year. It is of key concern to SIDS. In the Caribbean, tobacco accounts for 10% of all deaths; in Kiribati, two out of every three adult males use tobacco daily. In fact, it is not surprising that UN Member States have taken the message to heart and have committed to accelerate implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The Framework Convention underscores that the globalization of tobacco related epidemics is a result of many factors, including transnational tobacco advertising and promotion.

  • All In - End Adolescent AIDS launch! Apr 27, 2015

    A very Good morning to all of you. On behalf of the United Nations in Jamaica, let me add my welcome to all of you for joining us today to support the launch of a strategy to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents in Jamaica. Jamaica, as we know is a priority country in the Caribbean to end the AIDS epidemic.

  • Dr Elsie Laurence-Chounoune : A Post-COP 20 Climate Change National Consultation Mar 11, 2015
  • Dr Elsie Laurence-Chounoune : The Office of the Contractor General’s Inaugural Fraud and Anti-Corruption Conference Mar 9, 2015
  • Dr Arun Kashyap : Caribbean Green Economy Conference 2015 Feb 23, 2015
  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY COMMEMORATION Dec 10, 2014

    Human Rights Day observes the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the momentous Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles to be the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”. The Universal Declaration marked a fundamental milestone in the history of mankind as it constituted the first international agreement that asserts freedoms, rights and entitlements for all humanity to claim. The recognition of our inherent kinship in rights, of our common claim to a life of dignity, of our right to count and be counted applies to today’s realities as much as it did in 1948.

  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: Partnerships on Political Leadership and Gender Equality Dec 9, 2014
  • Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune: International Volunteer Day Celebration Dec 9, 2014
  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: World AIDS DAY Breakfast Forum Dec 1, 2014

    Today marks the 26th anniversary of the World AIDS day. On December 1 of every year we as a global community come together to recommit ourselves to halting and reversing the spread of HIV. On behalf of the United Nations in Jamaica it is indeed my pleasure to welcome you to the World AIDS Day breakfast forum.

  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CONFERENCE Nov 28, 2014

    On behalf of the United Nations in Jamaica and as your partner, I wish to congratulate the Government and especially the Ministry of Health for expanding the mission of the National Family Planning Board through the incorporation of the National HIV Programme. As the combined National Family Planning Board and the Sexual Health Agency with the expanded mandate, it now cohesively communicates your commitment to pursue an integrated vision for health services delivery.

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