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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a Grant Agreement with the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) to support employment of 324 persons to be engaged in the cleanup of the Coronation Market which was damaged during the outbreak of violence and the subsequent security forces operations in West Kingston.
UNDP today presented a cheque for USD 50,000 to Town Clerk, Errol Green, as its contribution to the cash for work programme now underway.
Jamaica joined the rest of the world in celebrating the efforts of United Nations' peacekeepers who have lost their lives working to maintain global peace and security, on Thursday (June 17).
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Coordinator, Mr. Minh Pham, said Jamaican peacekeepers have done tremendous work over the last 20 years, contributing to a number of peacekeeping missions across the globe.
Water Minister meets with International Development Partners to discuss Water Mitigation Efforts
As Jamaica continues to grapple with severe drought conditions, Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang met recently with International Donor Partners (IDP’s) in the first of a series of discussions to seek assistance to develop the island’s water resources, in order to improve on existing water infrastructure.
Today June 17 the world is celebrating World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) entered into force on December 26, 1996.
UNDP Jamaica and the UNDP Bureau for Development Policy have jointly published the case study of Jamaica's historic debt exchange programme which has already gained international recognition as an innovative debt management strategy for heavily indebted, middle income countries.
Kingston, Jamaica‐6‐May‐10‐ Ambassador His Excellency Marco Mazzocchi‐Alemanni, representatives of the European Commission (EC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) met with deported migrant women and toured the facility where they are currently in training.
In a closed session, almost 20 trainees sensitized the Ambassador and other stakeholders about the various challenges they face in meeting their personal development goals. He encouraged them to remain committed in their endeavours, "I know it has to be difficult for you, you have made mistakes and are trying to turn a new page and I applaud that. I wish for you all the best as your success is crucial, as it will send the message to other single mothers
who face harsh economic challenges that there are other options and opportunities for them."
Plans to develop national strategies for stockpile management and periodic weapons destruction in the region, are to get underway soon, following a two-day Firearms Destruction and Stockpile Management Workshop, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in Kingston, from April 28 to 29.
A United Nations commissioned study as part of a U.N.migration and development project shows that school attendance in three inner-city communities increased after the migration of a parent.
World Biodiversity Day, May 22, 2010 will be a highpoint in this year's observance of the International Year for Biodiversity.
Human beings are an integral part of nature; our fate is tightly linked with biodiversity, the huge variety of other animals and plants, the places they live and their surrounding environments, all over the world.
We rely on this diversity of life to provide the food, fuel, medicine and other essentials we simply cannot live without. Yet this rich diversity is being lost at a greatly accelerated rate because of human activities. This impoverishes us all. People all over the world are working to safeguard this irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss and this is vital for current and future human wellbeing.
But, we need to do more. Now is the time to act. Felling or burning of forests, removal of mangroves, intensive farming, pollution stress, overfishing and the impacts of climate change are all destroying biodiversity.
We can stop this loss, the question is will we? The International Year of Biodiversity is our chance to prove we will.
The Government's capacity to analyse and manage development data is to be further improved with the provision of $ 7 million for the Support to National Development Planning Goals, Millennium Development Goals and the Human Development project in the 2010/2011 Estimates of Expenditure.
Being implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), through funding from the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Jamaica, the project also aims to enable the administration to have good quality data for decision making.