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  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITIES Nov 21, 2014
  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP:CRIMINAL JUSTICE &ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMAS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING Nov 12, 2014
  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: Launch of Logo Competition - Climate Change Division, MWLECC Sep 18, 2014

    Climate change threatens to undermine global efforts to achieve sustainable development and peace keeping. The adverse impacts of climate change are causing hardships to all and especially to the poor and the vulnerable communities. That is what makes the UN Climate Summit on September 23 extremely crucial and we ae delighted that Honourable Pickersgill will participate in the Summit.

  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: 50th Anniversary Banquet and Installation Ceremony, Rotary Club of Mandeville Jun 28, 2014

    On behalf of the United Nations System in Jamaica, it is a pleasure for me to be here this evening. Our heartfelt congratulations to all of you on the celebration of fifty years of service. And, thank you for the opportunity to participate in these august celebrations of Mandeville Rotary Club’s 50th Anniversary.

  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: Launch – Caribbean Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) May 7, 2014

    On behalf of the United Nations in Jamaica, it is a pleasure for me to participate in the launch of the Caribbean Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). I would like to congratulate the University of the West Indies for hosting the regional Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the Caribbean, and leading the coordination of strategic initiatives that would promote such solutions in the Caribbean while removing barriers to achieve them.

  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: Handover Ceremony – Roadmap to Seismic Risk Reduction Apr 24, 2014

    On behalf of the UN in Jamaica it is a pleasure for me to be here and welcome you to the Handover Ceremony for the “Roadmap to Seismic Risk Reduction”. It marks the completion of the first phase of this important initiative that focused on preparedness for Seismic events and minimizing their adverse impacts. It has been implemented under the leadership and ownership of the Government of Jamaica ‐ especially the Ministry of Local Government & Community Development and its Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management. We are grateful to Minister Arscott for his continuing commitment as a Champion of this important initiative. His persistence in bringing the awareness of this important risk to all Jamaicans while also preparing to put in place an operational strategy to minimize the damage to human lives and livelihoods, properties and assets is really commendable.

  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: International Year of SIDS Launch Apr 24, 2014

    On behalf of the United Nations, it is a pleasure for me to welcome you this evening to the Regional Launch of International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In the words of our Secretary General, "The International Year (of SIDS) is an opportunity to appreciate the extraordinary resiliency and rich cultural heritage of the people of small island developing States". On that note, I extend a very warm Jamaican welcome to visiting delegations representing Member States, Associate Members, Observers, United Nations Funds, Programmes and Specialized Agencies, and intergovernmental and multilateral organizations that have made the effort to participate in the Third Meeting of the Caribbean Development Round Table (CDR) and the Twenty-fifth Session of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC).

  • DR. ELSIE LAURENCE-CHOUNOUNE: GEF SGP Civil Society Organization Awareness Building and Training Workshop Feb 20, 2014

    It is a pleasure to be here with you this morning and to bring remarks on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme. This Awareness Building and Training Workshop supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) shows the importance of communities and Community-based Organizations (CBOs) in supporting national policies, such as those linked to strengthening of the national protected areas in Jamaica. This project, implemented by the National Environment and Planning Agency, NEPA, along with key agencies such as the Forestry Department, the Fisheries Division and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, aims at managing the protected areas in which many of you live, and on which some of you depend to earn a living.

  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: The Seismic Risk and Safety Forum Jan 8, 2014

    On behalf of the UN in Jamaica it is a pleasure for me to warmly welcome you all to the Seismic Risk and Safety Forum.  We are delighted that the Government of Jamaica - especially the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and its Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, and the United Nations Development Programme are leading partners in organzing this important meeting and for the first time in Jamaica.

  • DR. ARUN KASHYAP: Construction of Water Harvesting Infrastructure and Nov 6, 2013

    It is a pleasure for me to welcome you all to this exemplary event. Thank you very much for joining to recognize and celebrate the efforts of the Clarendon Parish Development Committee Benevolent Society & Pleasant Valley Community.  They have provided us a delightful example of how community efforts can leverage catalytic funding and mobilize its constituents to meet basic needs and in a manner that strengthens their resilience and enhances capacities that empower them to adapt to climate change.  In addition to improving water supply to the community of Pleasant Valley and reducing their vulnerability, the project activities increase appreciation of the vital need for demand side management of this precious resource.

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