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19 March, 2012
Kingston - A total of one hundred and twenty-three (123) adults and youths are to benefit from a youth forum that provides an opportunity of engage an open dialogue on sexual violence and sexual offences legislation in Jamaica
23 February, 2012
A Final National event was staged on February 17, 2012 to symbolically close the three Migration for Development Jamaican projects funded by the European Commission through the EC-UN JMDI and celebrate the achievements of local actors in advancing migration for development.
The Caribbean Human Development Report 2012 Human Development and the Shift to Better Citizen Security was launched in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, on 8 February 2012. The report says that with the exception of Barbados and Suriname, homicide rates including gang-related killings have increased substantially in the last 12 years across the Caribbean, while they have been falling or stabilizing in other parts of the world.
28 January, 2012
UNDP and the National Integrity Action Limited (NIAL) collaborated to stage Jamaica's National observance of the UN International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9, 2011. Through the event, Jamaica's National leaders, civil society members and International Partners joined in the global ACT (Against Corruption Today) campaign, a joint effort of the UNDP and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Day was marked by a public forum and the launch of the National Integrity Action Limited (NIAL). Prime Minister of Jamaica, Hon. Andrew Holness; Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Representative of the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips; Prof. Trevor Munroe, Executive Director of the NIAL and UN Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of UNDP in Jamaica, Dr. Arun Kashyap were among the main speakers.
10 October, 2011
In preparation for the release of the 2011 Caribbean Human Development Report on Citizen Security the final of a series of national consultations has taken place in Kingston, Jamaica.
07 September, 2011
The European Commission-United Nations Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) launched a new publication, Handbook: Migration for Development: A bottom-up approach. Jamaica, as one of the participating Countries in this initiative, has been featured with two recently completed projects.
20 July, 2011
UNDP in Jamaica is supporting dialogue among government agencies, civil society, the private sector, academia and international development agencies on how to address the low levels of security that the majority of Jamaicans feel, as captured in a new survey on social cohesion and citizen security.
July, 18, 2011
22 members of the National Organization of Deported Migrants (NODM) were presented with certificates of participation after having successfully completed a series of workshops and motivational sessions. This initiative was a part of the European Commission-United Nations Joint Migration & Development Initiative (EC-UN JMDI)’s project Supporting Jamaican Deported Migrants and their Families.
June, 09, 2011
The Truth and Justice Action Group (TJAG) convened by the Jamaica Council of Churches, in partnership with UNDP Jamaica presented an exploratory survey of Jamaica's readiness for a Truth and reconciliation process. The study suggests that most Jamaicans want political leaders to appear before truth commission.
June, 07, 2011
UNDP is assisting the Government of Jamaica in embarking on a process to integrate Migrations and Development into the National Development Plan.
April 26, 2011
24 Community members successfully completed a ROOTS FMCommunity Broadcasters' Training Programme - "Strengthening community voices". Thissuccessful initiative was a part of the UNDP civil society support following theWest Kingston unrest in May 2010.
April 11, 2011
Coming to its end, the successful results ofthe UNDP supported Jamaica Violence Prevention, Peace and sustainableDevelopment Programme (JVPPSD) were celebrated at the Federal Gardens CommunityCentre in Trench Town, Kingston-Jamaica on the 30 March, 2011. The occasionalso served as a soft launch of the programme's initiative: the Jamaica MusicInstitute (JAMIN).
April 11, 2011
UNDP signed a partnership agreement with the Government of Jamaica for aparish safety project to be implemented by the Department of Local Government(DLG).
March 30, 2011
Jamaica hosted the first Regional Law Enforcement Anti-Corruption Conference on March 22 - 23 and UNDP took part contributing with its large experience and active involvement against corruption.
February 09, 2011
Over 1500 High School students were involved in an Inaugural JointCareer Exposition, an important milestone in one of the three Jamaican projects funded through the EC-UN Joint Migration for Development Initiative (EU-UN JMDI). Mitigating the Negative Impact of Migration on the Multi-generational household in Jamaica.
February 07, 2011
Over 400 parents, guardians and caregivers who received training in a Parenting and Small Business skills, participated in a graduation ceremony on 12 January 2011 at St. Andrew Technical High School Auditorium in Kingston. The ceremony marked the successful closure of one of the activities under the United Nations Joint Migration for Development Initiative (EU-UN JMDI) project Mitigating the Negative Impact of Migration on the Multi-generational household in Jamaica.
UNDP, through the Jamaica Violence Prevention, Peace and Sustainable Development project, of the Ministry of National Security, has provided support to recent training of police officers on issues of domestic violence. The workshop was designed to help police personnel handle domestic abuse cases with more sensitivity.
January 05, 2011
A National Organization of Deported Migrants (NODM) was officially launched on 24 October 2010 at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, Kingston under the European Commission-United Nations Joint Migration and Development Initiative (EC-UN JMDI) project J-105 Supporting Jamaican Deported Migrants and their Families.
January 05, 2011
The Jamaica Diaspora Institute at the Mona School of Business (MSB), University of the West Indies launched the Web Portal developed under the European Commission-United Nations Joint Migration and Development Initiative (EC-UN JMDI) Project [J-072] Knowledge Networks for Connecting Jamaica and its Diaspora.