• World Population Day roundtable event brings together youth and female politicians

      UNDP in cooperation with UNFPA organized a roundtable event bringing together youth leaders and female politicians to reflect on the link of the Sustainable Development Agenda and the need for investing in teenage girls. UNDP in cooperation with UNFPA organized a roundtable event bringing together youth leaders and female politicians to reflect on the link of the Sustainable Development Agenda and the need for investing in teenage girls.

    • UNDP Suriname is putting the pieces together for Gender Equality

      UNDP Suriname has embarked on the Gender Equality Seal, a corporate certification process, which recognises country offices' ability to deliver on gender equality. Besides establishing the minimum acceptable standard for gender mainstreaming in programming to ensure that UNDP is truly realising development for all, the Seal requires country offices to review all external and internal programatic and operational aspects of its work. Ultimately the Gender Equality Seal is an incentive and tool, which guides country offices in improving and optimizing the delivery of sound gender equality results. Women make up the majority of the poor worldwide. They are, due to their often disadvantaged position in the labour market and their socially assigned roles, more vulnerable to economic shock. Environmental issues such as climate change impact poor women and men differently. Women are further subjected to gender-based violence in the public and private sphere, and discrimination in design and practice of the law limits women's ability to claim their full rights and to influence policies. These are only some of the inequalities women face; the persistence of these inequalities despite worldwide commitment to Human Rights and awareness about the innumerable social and economic benefits of gender equality, is truly puzzling. UNDP supports the Government of Suriname in the three programatic areas Environment and Energy, Democratic Governance, and Poverty Reduction. UNDP Suriname recognises, that in order to ensure just and sustainable development for all, the specific implications of e.g. economic and financial instability, climate change vulnerability and weak governance systems for women and ethnic minorities, need to be better understood and adequately integrated into all interventions. UNDP Suriname is committed to contributing to the knowledge on gender dynamics and inequality in Suriname and to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment. The Gender Equality Seal process has to that effect been embraced as an opportunity for self-reflection and advancement. Important steps towards improved capacities and management for gender equality have already been taken, and last week the office welcomed Andrea Castano, from the Gender Cluster of the UNDP Regional Hub in Panama. Panama is assisting Suriname in conducting an in-depth review of projects to fully exhaust existing potentials. In this way UNDP Suriname is deliberately assembling all the components and pieces required for effective and quality gender-mainstreaming. The UNDP Gender Equality Strategy will guide all future developments, with the long-term objective of stimulating increasingly transformative contributions to gender equality. The Gender Equality Seal is only the beginning.

    • MANAGING MANGROVES FOR THE PROSPERITY OF SURINAME

      Mangroves provide an abundance of goods and services, known as ecosystem services, to people and other living organisms. Ecosystem services provided by mangroves support the well-being and livelihoods of women and men along the coast of Suriname. Sea level rise and storm surge are real threats to the low lying coastal communities in Suriname. Mangrove forests are a natural defense against these climate impacts. Protecting these ecosystems may prove more effective than building structures such as dikes or levees.

    • Japan and UNDP kick start US$15 million Caribbean Climate Change Project

      The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) today, in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

    • REDD+ Project Induction Workshop

      During the week of November 23rd 2015, NIMOS in collaboration with various stakeholders held an Induction Workshop of the REDD+ project at the Torarica Hotel in Paramaribo. This workshop served to provide Suriname with advice based on international experience by the United Nations delegation from REDD Agency (UNREDD).

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP operates in more than 166 countries, working with them in close collaboration on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP has been operating in Suriname since 1994 supporting the Surinamese Government and the people to achieve national goals UNDP’s substantive focus in Suriname is as follows: Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction, Environment and Energy and Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

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