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UNDP is in partnership with the Statistical Institute of Jamaica as it encourages the development of a coherent and neutral National Statistical System (NSS) in Jamaica through the project "Support for the Development of a NationalStatistics System". On February 15-16, 2011 a Public Sector Consultation Workshop was organized in Kingston, Jamaica to share information on the project as well as to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learnt.
The United Nations in Jamaica participated yesterday at the Pan Caribbean's Sigma Corporate Run 2011 held in Kingston.
Over 1500 High School students were involved in an Inaugural Joint Career 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.
Over 400 parents, guardians and caregivers who received training in 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 three Jamaican projects funded through the EC-UN Joint Migration for Development Initiative (EU-UN JMDI). The project Mitigating the Negative Impact of Migration on the Multi-generational household in Jamaica is being implemented by Hope for Children Development Company and HelpAge International.
(Parenting and Small Business Graduation Ceremony; St. Andrew Technical High School, Kingston, Jamaica; Wednesday, January, 12, 2011- Photo UNDP/Jamaica)
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
In addition to providing support for the development of Jamaica's Energy Policy , UNDP Jamaica has taken steps to achieve good energy -saving practices at its own office. This move places UNDP Jamaica among very few of the 134 country offices, which has taken this step towards a greener office by conducting an energy audit - scientifically analysing the office energy consumption and taking concrete steps towards energy efficiency and conservation.
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.
(Detective Sergeant Ava Lindo,standing right, speaks to a participant at the Domestic Violence Workshop- Photo jamaica Observer)