‘Youth Civic Engagement’
Message from the Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP
In Recognition of International Youth Day, August 12, 2015
Today, Jamaica joins the global community in observing International Youth Day (IYD) under the theme ‘Youth Civic Engagement’. IYD was established by the United Nations in 2000 as a means of bringing attention to issues affecting young people around the world.
Jamaica, through JNC-UNESCO, receives a cheque of USD70,000 approved by the UNESCO Participation Programme
Hon. Minister Lisa Hanna receives the cheque from Mr Robert Parua, OIC, UNESCO Caribbean Office. Looking on is Mr Everton Hannam (left), Secretary General, Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO
Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains were inscribed to the World Heritage List on 3 July by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The mountains are Jamaica’s first UNESCO World Heritage sites and are the first mixed sites (representing cultural and natural significance) in the Caribbean region awarded the key UNESCO designation.
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