human development

  • Photo of Speech at the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report

    Speech at the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report

    I am delighted to welcome you to the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report. UNDP expresses its profound gratitude to Ethiopia for hosting this launch, and for His Excellency the Prime Minister’s presence here with us today to give the keynote speech and launch the report. There can be no doubt that history will judge 2015 to be a…

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  • Photo of Minister plugs protection of vulnerable –at opening of two-day sensitisation on CSME

    Minister plugs protection of vulnerable –at opening of two-day sensitisation on CSME

    By Svetlana Marshall (Guyana Chronicle) “AS we envisage free movement of peoples, we must also address the fact that we need to protect the welfare of vulnerable groups such as non-unionised workers, workers with disabilities, youth and unskilled persons who may be exploited by unscrupulous employers,” Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence said yesterday as she addressed a CARICOM forum…

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  • Photo of Guyana’s Labour and Employers organisations sit together on regional free movement

    Guyana’s Labour and Employers organisations sit together on regional free movement

    Representatives of Guyana’s private sector, employers organisations and trade unions came together Wednesday for a two day sensitisation workshop on Free Movement within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy CSME. The workshop is expected to build awareness among the participants about the provisions of some key CSME regimes, including free movement of skills/labour and the facilitation of travel generally; the…

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  • Photo of Adolescent Pregnancy is not just a Health issue – UNFPA

    Adolescent Pregnancy is not just a Health issue – UNFPA

    UNFPA Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean has embarked on a sexual and reproductive health information programme, to increase awareness about the health and development challenges posed by adolescent pregnancy, and provoke action to address the problem in the region.   Through the public education programme, UNFPA has sought to highlight elements of the Integrated Strategic Framework for the Reduction of…

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  • Photo of UNFPA Implements Strategic Framework Targeting Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health

    UNFPA Implements Strategic Framework Targeting Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health

    A sexual and reproductive health information programme, to teach parents how to talk to their children about sex, is among several strategies proposed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in addressing adolescent pregnancy. The strategy is one of five elements outlined in a CARICOM/UNFPA Integrated Strategic Framework, aimed at reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies in each country of…

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  • Photo of UNFPA implements strategic framework targeting adolescent sexual reproductive health

    UNFPA implements strategic framework targeting adolescent sexual reproductive health

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – A sexual and reproductive health information programme, to teach parents how to talk to their children about sex, is among several strategies proposed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in addressing adolescent pregnancy. The strategy is one of five elements outlined in a CARICOM/UNFPA Integrated Strategic Framework, aimed at reducing the number of adolescent pregnancies…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Cannot Waste Its Democracy—Owen Arthur

    Caribbean Cannot Waste Its Democracy—Owen Arthur

    Former Barbadian Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, has strongly commended  Jamaica’s  social partnership thrust, saying the Caribbean cannot afford to “waste its democracy” like some other nations which can shut down their Government from time to time, or “by making opposition to everything proposed by their leader the main political strategy.” He was giving  the keynote  address on Thursday, July 16,…

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  • Photo of Sharing of ideas can boost regional education standards – Education Minister

    Sharing of ideas can boost regional education standards – Education Minister

    A call was made by Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, for more efficient sharing of information and ideas on the challenges facing the education systems across the Caribbean. Minister Roopnaraine, addressing the opening of the Twenty-Seventh (27th) Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) at the CARICOM Secretariat this morning, noted that despite its relative success in specific…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s Human, Cultural and Natural assets – focus of attention at  CARICOM Inter-sessional

    CARICOM’s Human, Cultural and Natural assets – focus of attention at CARICOM Inter-sessional

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  “Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. They matter because they have inherent human rights that must be fulfilled. “ (UNFPA State of the World Population Report 2014)   The upcoming Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads…

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  • Photo of At CELAC: PM Christie focuses on human development, migration, poverty reduction

    At CELAC: PM Christie focuses on human development, migration, poverty reduction

    The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Chairman of theCaribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday focused on human development, migration and poverty as he addressed the opening ceremony of the CELAC Summit underway in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Summit is being held under the theme `Building Together’. I wish to identify with the…

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