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The Metcalfe Street, secure Juvenile Centre, will be pioneering Jamaica's changing approach to juvenile justice with the contribution of US$350,000 towards a range of services including medical and mental health screening, education and skills training, life skills and behavior modification programme as well as sports and recreational activities.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) were joint hosts of the December 16th, 2011 launch of the much anticipated State of the Environment Report 2010 for Jamaica, and the UNDP flagship publication, the Human Development Report for 2011. The framework for examining the state of Jamaica's environment was placed within the context of the HDR's theme: Sustainability and Equity - A Better Future for All.
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.
Regional Parliamentarians came together at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica to look at ways in which they can lead policy and community interventions to end violence against women and girls. Themed, "Building Political Will to End Gender-Based Violence", the November 9-10 meeting is one of the initiatives in support of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign.
On October 31, 2011 the world population officially reached 7 billion. Speaking at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launch of the State of the World Population 2011 Report at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in downtown Kingston, Jamaica, Dr. Arun Kashyap, United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Jamaica, said "The focus should not so much be on the number of people though the number matters, but rather he said " How people consume resources matters a lot more"
Dr. Arun Kashyap, newly arrived United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in presenting his credentials to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Dr. the Hon. Kenneth Baugh, gave his assurance of the continued commitment of the United Nations Country Team to assist Jamaica to achieve inclusive development.
Dr. Arun Kashyap, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of UNDP, extended good wishes on behalf of UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon to former Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
The UNDP-Global Environment Facility, Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) project has launched a poster competition for schools operating in the project areas. Jamaica is one of the participating Countries.
In preparation for the release of the 2012 Caribbean Human Development Report on Citizen Security the final of a series of national consultations has taken place in Kingston, Jamaica.