Build Resilience of Caribbean SIDS to Disasters and Climate Change through Enhancing the Culture Sector’s Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response

Activity Financing

The Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO has been contracted by the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean to facilitate the pilot initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. The proposed duration of the project is five months commencing in August and ending in December 2021. | READ MORE

IFCD approves 72,197 USD for “Validating Jamaica’s Cultural & Creative Industry through Economic Impact Assessments and National Statistical System”


The Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions has approved the application submitted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) to implement the project entitled “Validating Jamaica’s Cultural & Creative Industry through Economic Impact Assessments and National Statistical System (JAM NSS-CCI)” (in Decision 14.IGC […]




Participation Programme Projects, 2020-21 approved: “Talk Up Yout” (Youth, C&I) “Capacity Building in Climate Change Resilience” (Natural Sciences) Addressing the Gap of Gender-based Violence: Phase II (Social Sciences) Empowering Revival Communities in Jamaica in Safeguarding their Heritage, USD20,000


New Vice Chair, IFAP


Cordel Green has been elected Vice-Chairman of the International Bureau for UNESCO’s Information For All Programme (IFAP). He will represent the member states of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC). | READ MORE

Minister Grange elected VP of 40th UNESCO General Conference


The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has been elected a Vice-President of the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference which is underway in Paris, France. The General Conference, which happens every two years, brings together the 193 members of UNESCO to decide on […]


Jamaican selected as panelist for 25th Anniversary of the UNESCO/China (the Great Wall) Co-sponsored fellowship.


Aisha Alexis Subria (Jamaican, fellow of Session 2017-2018) She was invited as one of the former fellows of the Programme to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the UNESCO/China (the Great Wall) Co-sponsored fellowship. She was selected as one of the Panelists after her entry was read and was interviewed by […]


Tree Planting Project, National Hero’s Day, 21 September 2019


Minister Pearnel Charles Jr., Principal, Teachers, students, parents, members from the Forestry Department and  Ambassadors and volunteers of JNC-UNESCO Youth Committee gathered at the Trinity  Preparatory School in Linstead, St. | READ MORE

Our 2 Chevening Scholars, 2019


CONGRATS Najuequa Barnes AND Odayne Haughton. Naj is Vice President, (Jamaica Federation of UNESCOClubs, Centres & Associations (JFUCCA) Odayne is a member of JNC-UNESCO Youth Committee AND has represented us at the UNESCO Youth Forum. | READ MORE

Amb Monteith Plenary Presentation


Her Excellency SHEILA SEALY MONTEITH Ambassador/Permanent Delegate of Jamaica during her statement to the Plenary of the 207TH SESSION of THE UNESCO EXECUTIVE BOARD Mr. Chairman Madame Director Général Distinguished Colleagues Thé délégation of Jamaica aligns itself with thé statement delivered by Brazil on behalf of GRULAC. | READ MORE