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The first-ever Human Development on Citizens Security for the Caribbean region will be the focus of a workshop of stakeholders to be held in Jamaica on January 28th and 29th, 2010.
Jamaica Partners for Peace, the first country-wide virtual network linking national peace, justice and security stakeholders is focusing on building its membership base, two months after it was officially launched.
The Jamaica Violence Prevention Peace and Sustainable Development (JVPPSD) programme currently being implemented through UNDP, Jamaica was shared with regional and global partners at the Commonwealth Youth Forum 7 which was held in Lowlands, Tobago on November 24, 2009.
In keeping with its role as Coordinator of Donor Agencies' response to disasters in the Caribbean, UNDP Jamaica is supporting Jamaica's efforts to come to the aid of Haiti. On Thursday, January 14 UNDP facilitated a meeting of the Western Caribbean Donor Group and participated in an emergency relief coordination meeting called by Prime Minister Bruce Golding, aimed at increasing the stock of relief supplies for dispatch to Haiti on January 15. The United Nations Country Team, of which UNDP is Coordinator, has facilitated Jamaica becoming a response hub for persons who may need to be medically evacuated from Haiti. UNDP is continuing to play a key role in the response planning and is assisting in identifying a roster of technical experts in areas such as disaster management and water and sanitation, who can be called upon to render assistance to the Haiti recovery programme.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will partner with the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and the Ministry of National Security (MNS) to implement a project; “Youth Employment Through Sustainable Livelihoods” in February 2010.
UNDP Jamaica with the Global Environment Facility expanded support to Jamaica's preparation for the UN climate change conference taking place from December 7-18 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Fifteenth Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has many contentious issues still to be resolved. In addition to funding the development of Jamaica's National Report to the Conference, UNDP with support from the Global Environment Facility hosted a Climate Change Dialogue Series for members of Jamaica's Delegation, key decision-makers, technical advisors and the public.
The UNDP and the Delegation of the European Commission in Jamaica hosted the joint launch of the 2009 Human Development Report and the EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative on Wednesday, October 14. Dr. Elizabeth Thomas-Hope of the University of the West Indies, a member of the JMDI Advisory Board and also a member of the advisory committee for the HDR was keynote speaker. Ms. Amie Gaye, Statistics Policy Specialist with the Human Development Report Office, New York, highlighted the findings of the 2009 HDR on migration and development issues including for Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean. Presentations were made on each of the three Jamaican initiatives being funded by the EC-UN JMDI
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The following public advisory was issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on Friday (September 25):
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is advising the public to ignore any advertisements for employment purporting to be from the United Nations Programme For International Cooperation and Development.
The next Knowledge Fair of the EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative will be a ‘Virtual Fair’ taking place on the Migration for Development website. The Virtual Fair will be held in conjunction with the Global Forum on Migration and Development Civil Society days on 2-3 November 2009 in Athens, Greece. Submissions are being sought for the Virtual Fair online showcase of Civil Society initiatives. The ‘top’ selected initiative will be invited to participate in the Civil Society days in Athens in November. The Virtual Fair will feature a Virtual Exhibition of Good Practices, a Daily Blog with updates from Athens and video interviews with some of the key participants.
The Call closes in 2 weeks: Friday, 16th October 2009. NOTE DEADLINE EXTENDED.