Handing over of Edward Seaga Collection


The University of the West Indies (UWI) paid tribute to former Prime Minister and Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Edward Seaga, at a function in the Council Room at Mona, marking the handing over of his collection (9 Mar). The collection includes books, documents and artifacts saved by […]


Workshop on the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme was held in Curaçao


The objective of the workshop, among other, was to review the status of the National Memory of the World in Curaçao, and discuss the national, regional and international Registry of the Memory of the World. The first Catechism Written in the national language of Curaçao, Papiamentu, was included in the […]


Retirement of Antonio Maynard, Secretary General of the St. Kitts-Nevis National Commission for UNESCO


Secretary General of the St. Kitts-Nevis National Commission for UNESCO, Antonio Maynard, retired after 15 years of service on May 31, 2019. | READ MORE

Effective and Proper Use of Social Media Workshop

Communication & Information

The University of the West Indies Open Campus on St. Kitts hosted a three day workshop “Training Media Workers in the Effective and Proper Use of Social Media’ 14 -16 May 2019 The purpose of the workshop was to introduce media workers in St. | READ MORE

Promotion of information literacy examples from Jamaica


The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica has received Two Gold Muse awards in the International Muse Creative Awards Competition for 2018. The BCJ advertisements that received awards were the very popular “Pinchy Dead” video, and the BCJ’s most recent release – “Ordinary People“, which warns parents to be more aware of […]


Labour Day Project at the Homestead Home and Green Expo


Under its UNESCO mandate JFUCCA undertook a Labour Day Project at the Homestead Home and two of its clubs  participated in the Green Expo Homestead Place of Safety Beautification Project”  was the target of the Labour Day Project undertaken by JFUCCA. The participants included: The UWI UNESCO ClubJ. | READ MORE

Social and Human Sciences Focus on Climate Change, Youth and Sports


This programme aims to support increased participation in sport and physical activity in the Caribbean, in a manner that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals/Agenda 2030.   In July 2017, during UNESCO’s sixth Ministerial Conference for Sport (MINEPS VI), the international community reached a consensus on the priorities shaping sport […]


Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kingston


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 […]


Minister Grange Leads Jamaica’s Successful Inscription of Reggae


Jamaica has been successful in securing an ICH (Intangible Cultural Heritage) of humanity list inscription for reggae music, a uniquely Jamaican creation. The decision was made at the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Mauritius following a […]


JNC-UNESCO Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary


The Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO celebrates 50 years this year. According to UNESCO’s Director General, Irena Bokova, it was “50 years of leadership and action”. | READ MORE