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
Ms. Cheryl Brown: Jamaica Rep to Int’l Bioethics Committee
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.


Mrs. Faith Innerarity Chairperson Permanent Secretary,  Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC)
Mrs. Faith Webster   Bureau of Women’s Affairs
Ms. Dawn Heron   Institute of Sports
Florette Blackwood   Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC)
Mrs. Yvonne Kong   Principal, GC Foster College
Ms. Sophia Bryan   National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD)
Mr. Lloyd Pomells   Chairman, Social Development Commission
Ms. Pat Amos Vice-Chair Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC)
Mrs. Daphne Hurge   Community Development
Mrs. Cheryl Brown   Director, Office of Sponsored Research, UWI
Mr. Pedro Monreal   Programme Specialist, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO Office of the Caribbean
Dr. Maria Smith   Programme Manager, JNC-UNESCO
Mr. Everton Hannam   Secretary-General, JNC-UNESCO


Jamaica's representative to
Plenary of the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) UNESCO, Paris, 7-8 July 2010 was Mr. Anthony Davis, Director of Sports at the University of Technology (UTECH) Jamaica.

Veronica Campbell-Brown Designated UNESCO Champion for Sports

Olympic Champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Olympic and World Champion, Usain Bolt, have been nominated to receive... Read more


International Congress on Sport for Peace and Development, organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Jamaican Government, was held in Kingston, Jamaica from 13-16 September 2008.

It featured two round tables on the social, economic, educational, cultural, environmental and political dimensions of sport. Presentations were made by Dr Omar Davies and the Hon. Olivia Grange as well as CARICOM Ministers of Sports, Jamaican Sports Personalities, CIGEPS members, international experts and specialists in the field.

The Congress presented an excellent opportunity to develop a comprehensive framework for Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to integrate sport into their policies and programmes across a range of sectors and to debate the gaps in current sport policy. It reaffirmed that physical education is an essential component of quality education as it contributes to both the mental and physical development of children and that the link between sports and culture should be developed through a greater synergy between the different competent Ministries.

In addition, the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga, invited UNESCO to organize meetings with partners who would be liable to participate in the creation of an international fund for peace and development.

Main guests at the Opening Ceremony


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The UNESCO Convention on Anti-Doping came into force on 1February 2007. Jamaica was among the first group of countries that ratified this UNESCO Convention. As a result a Delegation participated in the First Session of the Conference of Parties Meeting, February 5-7 in UNESCO (Paris).

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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.