Jan192021
PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME PROJECTS 2020-21

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

May062020
JNC-UNESCO assisted with Sensitisation Training of Curacao NATCOM Members

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.

May062020
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

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 […]

May052020
Community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage: wrap up workshop

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.

May052020
The UNESCO Caribbean Forum: Advocating for Small Island Developing States

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 […]

Dec052019
The 11th UNESCO Youth Forum

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.

Jul102019
Kingston, Creative City of Music

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.

Jul102019
Veronica Campbell-Brown, a UNESCO Champion for Sport

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.

Jul092019
Pilot Community-based Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Urban Context of Kingston, Jamaica

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 […]