International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2021

International Observances

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV) is observed on November 25 – December 10 annually. 🟠UNESCO joins the 16-days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and will highlight Caribbean youth-led activism to promote gender equality. | READ MORE

World Philosophy Day 2021

International Observances

World Philosophy Day 2021 was celebrated by UWI/UNESCO 0n 18 November on the theme “The Human Condition in Times of Crisis: Mitigating the Challenges of Life During a Pandemic”. https://www. | READ MORE

World Teachers’ Day 5 October 2021


“On World Teachers’ Day, we are not only celebrating every teacher. We are calling on countries to invest in them and prioritize them in global education recovery efforts so that every learner has access to a qualified and supported teacher. | READ MORE

International Coastal Cleanup Day 21 September 2019


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


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

International Observances

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

International Observances

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

International Observances

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

International Observances

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 […]