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High-level forum in Barbados to chart a new ‘Sustainable Energy for All' roadmap ahead of Rio+20 Conference : The Government of Barbados, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States will host from 7 to 9 May 2012 the High-Level Conference of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS and the Rio+20 Informal Ministerial Meeting.
‘One Day on Earth’, a 104-minute documentary film produced by the One Day on Earth Project from footage captured during the 24-hour period of October 10, 2010, was shown in over 170 countries worldwide on Earth Day, Sunday April 22nd, in collaboration with over 80 UNDP Country Offices. In Jamaica, UNDP facilitated screenings of the One Day on Earth movie to over 300 persons on two different dates.
A total of one hundred and twenty-three (123) adults and youths are to benefit from a youth forum that provides an opportunity for engagement and open dialogue on sexual violence and sexual offences legislation in Jamaica.
Two students from the Cassava River Primary and Infant School, located in Glengoffe, St. Catherine Parish received the 1st and 2nd place prizes in a poster competition organized to promote climate change. The initiative, sponsored by a community-based project, was entitled "Adapting to Climate Change: We're Ready. Are You?"
Three months before world leaders gather in Brazil for the "Rio + 20" U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, UNDP's first "Global Human Development Forum" will provide a unique and timely opportunity for a fresh, candid examination of the critical social, economic and environmental challenges now facing the world community.
February 16, 2012 marked a milestone in the Climate Change battle: The 7th anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Kyoto Protocol. In Jamaica the day was marked by a Post Durban Press and Stakeholder Debriefing event, the sixth in a series of Roundtable Dialogue Sessions on Climate Change supported by UNDP.
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.