November 22, 2021 | Zhane Squire |
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced Jamaica’s appointment to two additional intergovernmental bodies of UNESCO for the period 2021-2025.
The Honourable Alando Terrelonge, Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will be Jamaica’s representative to the Legal Committee, which meets during the General Conference and is responsible for considering proposals for the amendment of the constitution and rules of procedures Satisfied with this latest development for Jamaica during the 41st Session of the UNESCO General Conference happening in Paris, Minister Grange said Jamaica’s appointment is as a result of strong lobbying efforts “While in Paris, I met with the Minister of Culture for Cameroon, among others. I also had high level discussions with the President of the Group of Latin America and Caribbean Countries as well as the Assistant Director General of Culture and the Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean, I also had the opportunity to make a presentation to the Director General of UNESCO.”
Meanwhile, Jamaica was reappointed to the Information for all Programme, being represented by Mr. Cordel Green, Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission and Member of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO, IFAP was established in 2001 to provide a platform for all the stakeholders in the knowledge societies, to participate in international discussions on policy and guidelines for action in the area of access to information and knowledge.
Mr. Green presently serves as a Vice Chair of the Bureau for the Information for all Programme. Jamaica has now been elected to three intergovernmental bodies of the General
Source The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.