Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the project “Joint Program for the Support of Human Security in Honduras”

April 28, 2008

  1. On the 25th of April (Friday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 1,283,095.54 US dollars (approximately   144.99 million yen*), through the Trust Fund for Human Security for implementation of the second year of the project entitled “Joint Program for the Support of Human Security in Honduras” being implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO).
     
  2. Honduras is one of the countries with the highest incidence of violence in Latin America. Armed violence and domestic violence against women happen frequently and their negative impacts on the security of people, in particular on the youth, have become serious. This project aims at reducing the level of violence that involves the youth in the municipalities of Comayagua, Choluteca and Juticalpa. The following activities will be implemented:
    • Creating and strengthening local networks to prevent and reduce violence against women and the youth in the above-mentioned three municipalities;
    • Developing an integral policy for preventing violence, especially gender-based violence, which includes holding workshops to raise awareness and providing counselling for the youth;
    • Enhancing people’s skills for financial management through the creation of a micro-credit revolving fund;
    • Providing vocational training for the youth.
  1. This project is expected to contribute to reducing the incidence of violence and improving the livelihoods of the youth in the above-mentioned municipalities in Honduras.

* Applied exchange rate for FY2008 (1USD=113JPY)

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