PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME PROJECTS 2020-21

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Participation Programme Projects, 2020-21 approved: “Talk Up Yout” (Youth, C&I) and “Capacity Building in Climate Change Resilience” (Natural Sciences)

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JNC-UNESCO assisted with Sensitisation Training of Curacao NATCOM Members

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JNC-UNESCO collaborated with the Curaco National Commission for the sensitization of the Curacao NATCOM members as part of the strategy to assist other NATCOMs. SG Everton Hannam visited the Curacao National Commission to assist SG Marva Browne, 9-13 March 2020. | READ MORE

The workshop on UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property/UNIDROIT Convention

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The workshop on UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and the UNIDROIT Convention was held in Kingston, Jamaica, from 2-5 March 2020.  It provided a platform for exchanging practices and identifying measures to help Caribbean Member […]

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Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage: wrap up workshop

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A wrap-up workshop of the project “Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage” was organized in July in Kingston, Jamaica five months after its launching. Since March, members from three communities of Kingston were invited to join capacity building workshops on community-based inventorying and conduct inventorying of their living heritage. | READ MORE

The UNESCO Caribbean Forum: Advocating for Small Island Developing States

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The UNESCO Caribbean Forum: Advocating for Small Island Developing States presented a platform to discuss the pressing issues of climate change, disaster preparedness and youth engagement in the region of the Caribbean SIDS. Held in Kingston, Jamaica participants from 23 UNESCO member countries were able to share experiences and good […]

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The 11th UNESCO Youth Forum

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The 11th UNESCO Youth Forum took place in Paris, 18-19 November 2019 under the theme “ Youth Spaces in Action”. The primary aim of this forum was to facilitate experience and knowledge sharing gained from youths who have collaborated with UNESCO on various youth led projects and initiatives. | READ MORE

Kingston, Creative City of Music

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On 11 December 2015 Kingston was designated a Music City in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Being the economic, social and cultural center of creation, Kingston has given the world 6 distinct musical genres: mento, ska, reggae, rocksteady, dub and dancehall. | READ MORE

Veronica Campbell-Brown, a UNESCO Champion for Sport

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Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown, winner of five Olympic medals, was designated a UNESCO Champion for Sport on 13 October 2009 at the Organization’s Headquarters. The ceremony was held in the presence of Olivia Grange, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture. | READ MORE

Pilot Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Urban Context of Kingston, Jamaica

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The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), in collaboration with the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean, coordinated a pilot, community-based, training workshop on the inventorying of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in the urban context of Kingston on March 11, 2019 […]

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His Excellency Stanley Simataa Visits Jamaica

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His Excellency Mr. Stanley Simataa, President of the General Conference of UNESCO visits Jamaica As part of his visit to Jamaica he visited the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. | READ MORE