Link to the homepage of the website of intangible cultural heritage, announcing the capacity building project covering the three Caribbean countries of Belize, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago through the generous contribution of the Government of Japan to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund:
Coordinated jointly by the UNESCO Office in Kingston and the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section, this project is part of UNESCO's overall strategy to strengthen national capacities for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. The Intergovernmental Committee considers capacity building as a priority to ensure effective and sustainable safeguarding of
Safeguarding "living heritage" of Jamaica
Jamaica hosted a national workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage from 10 to 14 December 2012... Read More
The World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in June 2011 inscribed 25 new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List which now... read more
Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna representED Jamaica at the first Meeting of Ministers of Culture of the Community of Latin American States... read more
June 5 - 15, 2012 Kingston, Jamaica
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On 14 March 2012 the IFCD launched its third call for funding requests for programmes/projects and preparatory assistance requests that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic...Read More
Two candidates, Romaine Butler and Kemesha Kelly, were selected from Jamaica to attend the Caribbean Youth Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage that will be held in St Georges, Grenada, 20-24 November, 2012... read more
Haiti's La Selle region was among 20 sites recently added to UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
The La Selle area includes a large number of different ecosystems, including mountain, plain, tropical dry forest and coastal ecosystems and protected areas like La Visite or Forêt-des-pins...Read More
- VACANCY NOTICE
- The Government of Israel is offering Scholarships
- JNC-UNESCO hosts Alissandra Cummins
- Skills training in the Caribbean – an eye on the future
- International Essay Contest for Young People
- UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowship
- Fund for Cultural Diversity:Third Call for Funding Requests
- Applications are invited for the following UNEP/UNESCO/BMU
- World Poetry Day
- VIDEO CONTEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
- Veronica Campbell-Brown busy, on and off the tracks
- The Young Masters Programme on Sustainable Development
- International Art Camp
- UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme 2012
- Passion for science - Marcia E ROYE
- UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships
- 2012 UNESCO-L'oreal Co-sponsored Fellowships for Young Women in Life Sciences
- Special Fellowship "in the footsteps of Marie Curie"
- JAMAICANS ON UNESCO BODIES 2007-2011: Ms. Cheryl Brown, Director, Office of Sponsored Research
- The Maroon heritage of Moore Town
|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:|
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.