Hon. Lisa Hanna: Chair
Dr. Donald Rhodd: Vice - Chair
Miss Andrene Blackwin: Dir, Youth Policy & Programmes, NCYD
Mr. Keitho Nembhard: Youth Rep, Mandeville, Manchester
Professor Ronald Young: Science Expert
Mrs. Janice Miller: Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade
Mrs. Diedra Coy: PIOJ
Tracy Ann Thomas: NGO/Civil Society Rep
Dr. Dorothy Raymond: Jamaica Teachers’ Assoc.
Mrs. Everlyn Craig Brow: Private Sector
Mr. Mark Thomas: JAMPRO (Creative Industries)
Mr. Lincoln Robinson: Information/Comm. Expert
Ministry of Education Rep.
Mr. Everton Hannam: Secretary-General

Ambassador Vilma McNish is Jamaica's new Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, Permanent Representative to the European Union and UNESCO. Ambassador McNish is expected to assume duties in April, 2012.

The National Bioethics Committee of Jamaica (NBCJ) invites all to a Public Forum “The Role of Bioethics in National Development” Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. The Anglican Church Hall, St. John’s Anglican Church, Milford Road, Ocho Rios, St. Ann "POSTPONED"

In the second year of the Assisting Bioethics Committees (ABC) Project, a second training course is to be held for members of the recently-established "POSTPONED"... Read more

UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts" in the English & Dutch speaking Caribbean".

Hon. Lisa Hanna, new Minister with responsibility for UNESCO.

Hon. Minister Lisa Hanna and Secretary General Everton Hannam during his courtesy call.


Jamaica became a member state of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) on 7 November 1962. In accordance with Article VII of the Organization’s Constitution, the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO was established on 1 November, 1965 to:
  • foster and coordinate the work of UNESCO in Jamaica
  • keep the Jamaican public advised of it’s work
  • advise the Government on all relevant matters pertaining to UNESCO’s areas of competence in:
  • Education
  • Sciences - Natural Sciences, Human & Social Science
  • Culture
  • Communication and Information
  • International Days
    August 23 - International day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition
    Sept 8 - International Literacy Day

    In 1957-1958 the term “Participation Programme” was used for the first time in the Programme and Budget.

    Originally, assistance was given to Member States for unplanned activities - “technical aid services for special activities”.

    The Participation Programme is an integral part of the Organization’s biennial programme.