International Coastal Cleanup Day 21 September 2019

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Various UNESCO Clubs undertook beach cleanup activities as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day 21 September 2019. Activities were undertaken by DeCarteret College UNESCO Club at Alligator Pond, St Elizabeth; UWI UNESCO Club at Palisadoes Go Kart Track Ardenne Prep, YWCA with HEART Trust/NTA at Hellshire. | READ MORE

Promoting Culture and Sustainable Development on the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

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On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development a high level event on Culture and Sustainable Development, 21 May 2019 was held. It was a UN event in partnership with UNESCO. | READ MORE

World Poetry Day 2019

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The 1999 UNESCO proclamation for World Poetry Day recognizes poetry as a social need which must be encouraged and nurtured. An appreciation of poetry does much for fostering a spirit of introspection and empathy. | READ MORE

World Radio Day 2019

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To commemorate World Radio Day 2019 a presentation was made to the Manager of Radio Abeng, 88.7FM, the commuity radio station in Accompong. | READ MORE

International Literacy Day 2018

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International Literacy Day is on September 8, BUT the day was observed on Friday, September 7 with the theme, “Education Transforms Lives.” Jamaica observed the day with a Read-In at the IOJ Lecture Hall. | READ MORE

World Poetry Day 2018

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Through the efforts of the Poet Laureate of Jamaica programme, Sir Patrick Linton Allen officially declared a national poetry day celebration under the broader umbrella of World Poetry Day coordinated by UNESCO. The day’s activities began with an International Poetry Reading segment where members from the diplomatic corps and international […]

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United Nations Day 2016

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On Monday, October 24, 2016, 12:00 CEST, we invite all schools to celebrate the anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter in 1945. To highlight this historic date, UN day-manifestations will be broadcasted live by the Swedish World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, that created the project […]

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Jamaican is the 2016 World Press Freedom Day Design Winner

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A proposal with an image of speech bubbles in bright colors representing freedom of expression has been selected as the winning design for the visibility campaign of the upcoming World Press Freedom Day 2016. “The design submitted by Marc James, an art director from Jamaica, was chosen for its clarity […]

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International Women’s Day Message by Hon. Minister

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Each year on March 8, countries across the world commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD). The 2016 United Nations (UN) theme for IWD is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. | READ MORE