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UNDP started its operations in Jamaica in January 1976 with the signing of the UNDP-Government of Jamaica Standard Basic Assistance Agreement. Since then, UNDP has worked with local partners to support various projects in the island. These projects have been a part of UNDP's multi-year Country Programmes which have assisted Jamaica in a number of areas including: the Environment and Natural Resources Management, Energy, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, Democratic Governance, Security and Justice, Poverty Reduction and Youth Employment.
 
Our Work
 
Sustainable Development: UNDP helps Jamaica to simultaneously reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development that leads to transformational change, bringing about real improvements in people’s lives. This includes supporting countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
 
Democratic Governance: UNDP seeks to deepen democracy by strengthening national and local capacity for increasing community safety and access to justice with due regard for the human rights of vulnerable groups. National security will be strengthened to ensure citizens’ security and protect their human rights. Effective, responsive, accessible and fair justice systems will promote the rule of law, with due regard for the rights of the poor, women and vulnerable groups.
 
Climate and Disaster Resilience: By creating an enabling environment for better management of natural resources, disaster risk preparedness and climate change adaptation, as well as improving energy security. UNDP is working with key state and non-state actors to strengthen the policy and institutional framework with the aim of better managing resources, including parks and protected areas, and building resilience to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change impacts. The programme also works towards enhancing energy conservation and efficiency.
 
Gender as a Cross Cutting Issue: Gender and human rights are cross cutting issues in UNDP's work. UNDP focuses on gender equality and women's empowerment not only as human rights but also because they are a pathway to achieving sustainable development. As such, UNDP coordinates efforts to integrate gender equality and women's empowerment into sustainable development, democratic governance, and climate and disaster resilience Our goal is to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision making.
 
 
 
Our Services
 
UNDP empowers countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP supports countries' efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities until 2030.
 
UNDP has identified key areas of support that may be provided within the framework of UNDP's mandate and its strategic plan to produce transformative results, accelerate delivery of social services and improve efficiencies in delivery and implementation. Our services include:
 
I. Support to delivery:
 
Task based capacity diagnostics
Strategic planning
Strategic sourcing and procurement support
Tailored support for improved fiduciary management
 
 
II. Advocacy and expert advice:
 
Facilitation of stakeholders’ engagement
Local-National link and synergies
Support to national policies and project implementation
Technical support
Public-private partnerships (PPP)
 
 
III. Capacity Development and Knowledge Management:
 
Leadership development
South-south cooperation and knowledge management
Training (formal / on the job)
Incentives systems
 
 
What We Do
 
UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
 
 
Our Priorities
 
  • Sustainable Development
  • Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
  • Climate and Disaster Resilience
 
In all activities, UNDP encourages:
 
  1. Protection of human rights
  2. Empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable
  3. Environmental Sustainability
  4. South South cooperation
 
Since 2017, UNDP's work in Jamaica and 17 other Caribbean countries is guided by the United Nations Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework for the Caribbean (UN MSDF). A Country Implementation Plan (CIP) for Jamaica guides joint actions at the national level at the national level among 23 UN agencies, programmes and funds in line with
the four priority areas of the UN MSDF. These four priorities are:
 
  1. An inclusive, equitable and prosperous Caribbean
  2. A healthy Caribbean
  3. A cohesive, safe ...
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
 
WHAT ARE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS?
 
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
 
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
 
The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet. “Supporting the 2030 Agenda is a top priority for UNDP,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. “The SDGs provide us with a common plan and agenda to tackle some of the pressing challenges facing our world such as poverty, climate change and conflict. UNDP has the experience and expertise to drive progress and help support countries on the path to sustainable development.”
 

WHAT IS UNDP'S ROLE?
 
The SDGs came into effect in January 2016, and they will continue guide UNDP policy and funding for the next 15 years. As the lead UN development agency, UNDP is uniquely placed to help implement the Goals through our work in some 170 countries and territories.
 
Our strategic plan focuses on key areas including poverty alleviation, democratic governance and peacebuilding, climate change and disaster risk, and economic inequality. UNDP provides support to governments to integrate the SDGs into their national development plans and policies. This work is already underway, as we support many countries in accelerating progress already achieved under the Millennium Development Goals.
 
Our track record working across multiple goals provides us with a valuable experience and proven policy expertise to ensure we all reach the targets set out in the SDGs by 2030. But we cannot do this alone.
 
Achieving the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations.
 
 
 
 
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
 
WHAT ARE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS?
 
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
 
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
 
The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet. “Supporting the 2030 Agenda is a top priority for UNDP,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. “The SDGs provide us with a common plan and agenda to tackle some of the pressing challenges facing our world such as poverty, climate change and conflict. UNDP has the experience and expertise to drive progress and help support countries on the path to sustainable development.”
 

WHAT IS UNDP'S ROLE?
 
The SDGs came into effect in January 2016, and they will continue guide UNDP policy and funding for the next 15 years. As the lead UN development agency, UNDP is uniquely placed to help implement the Goals through our work in some 170 countries and territories.
 
Our strategic plan focuses on key areas including poverty alleviation, democratic governance and peacebuilding, climate change and disaster risk, and economic inequality. UNDP provides support to governments to integrate the SDGs into their national development plans and policies. This work is already underway, as we support many countries in accelerating progress already achieved under the Millennium Development Goals.
 
Our track record working across multiple goals provides us with a valuable experience and proven policy expertise to ensure we all reach the targets set out in the SDGs by 2030. But we cannot do this alone.
 
Achieving the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations.
 
 
 
 
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