Jamaica’s Current Representatives to UNESCO

Governing Board, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) – until 31 December 2019.

Ms Angela Brown Burke, JP, Mayor of Kingston

World Heritage Committee 2013-2016

Tracey Commock (Director, Natural History Museum, Institute of Jamaica)

World Heritage Committee 2013-2016

Janice Lindsay PH.D. (Principal Director of Culture, Ministry of Youth & Culture)

International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) 2015-17

International Bioethics Committee (IBC)

Cheryl Brown (former Director, Office of Sponsored Research, UWI). She is currently Vice Chairwoman.

Jamaica’s Previous Representatives

Executive Council of RedBioetica UNESCO2011-2013
Dr. Derrick Aarons, JP, MD PhD, member of the Medical Council of Jamaica and the National Bioethics Committee of Jamaica (NBCJ).
Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education & Sports (CIGEPS)2009-2013
Representative Vilma Charlton (Lecturer in Physical Education, Institute of Education, UWI)
International  Bureau of Education (IBE)2009-2013
Member Dr. Rebecca Tortello (Advisor, Minister of Education)
Man and the Biosphere (MAB)2009-2013
Representative Joy Douglas (Managing Director, UDC)
Management of Social Transformation (MOST)2009-2013
Representative Mrs. Faith Innerarity
Memory of the World Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (MOWLAC)2009-2013
Winsome Hudson (Director, National Library of Jamaica)
Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC)2010-2011
Representative Dr. Andrew Wheatley(Lecturer in Basic Medicine and a Research Scientist, UWI)
International Committee on Biosphere Reserves2008-2011
Everton Hannam (Secretary General, JNC-UNESCO)
The International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)2007-2011
RepresentativeMarcia Forbes (Chair, Communication Advisory Committee/Director, Phase Three Productions Ltd.)
World Federation of UNESCO Clubs (WFUCA)2007-2011
Everton Hannam (Secretary General, JNC-UNESCO)
Co-ordinating Group of Presidents, Chairpersons & Secretary Generals of National Commissions2007-2009
Everton Hannam (Secretary General, JNC-UNESCO)
Executive Board2007-2009
Hon. Olivia. Grange
The Legal Committee2007-2009
Rep.,Attorney General Dept
Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education & Sport (CIGEPS)2005-2009
Yvonne Kong (Principal, G.C. Foster College)
The Information For All Committee2005-2009
Prof. Fay Durrant (Department of Library Studies, UWI)
International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC)2005-2009
Elaine Foster Allen (Principal, Shortwood Teachers’ College)
Conference of Parties on Anti-doping
Dr. Patrice Charles- Freeman
The International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)2003-2007, Rapporteur
Dr. the Hon. Barbara Gloudon, OJ OD
The Legal Committee2003-2007
Dr. Stephen Vascianne

Jamaica’s Permanent Delegates

Permanent Delegates represent their member states in the many activities of UNESCO and its subsidiary bodies particularly if the representative from the member state is unable to participate.

Our Ambassador also coordinates, in collaboration with the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica’s participation and attendance at the Executive Board and General Conference.

Her Excellency Sheila Sealy-Montieth

Ambassador Sheila Sealy-Montieth is Jamaica’s new Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, Permanent Representative to the European Union and UNESCO.

Ambassador Vilma McNish

Amb. Vilma McNish was the previous non resident ambassador .

Ambassador Marcia Gilbert- Roberts

Amb. Marcia Gilbert- Roberts was the previous non resident ambassador .

Ambassador Sybil Campbell

Ambassador Sybil Campbell, our last Permanent Delegate at UNESCO, retired in March 2006. We thank her for her sterling contribution.