Mar282018
World Poetry Day 2018

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 […]

Oct192016
United Nations Day 2016

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 […]

Jul012016
Jamaican is the 2016 World Press Freedom Day Design Winner

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 […]

Mar082016
International Women’s Day Message by Hon. Minister

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”.

Aug262015
World Book and Copyright Day 2015

In 1995, UNESCO declared that the 23rd of April would be celebrated annually as World Book and Copyright Day. The aim of this annual commemorative exercise is to highlight the role of Books and Copyright in the generation and transmission of ideas; in the management and protection of the rights […]

Feb142015
World Radio Day 2015

The Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO celebrated World Radio Day in Accompong, Maroon Town, St. Elizabeth.