Grange attends meeting of powerful UNESCO Executive Board; chairs influential committee

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange (left) after chairing a meeting of UNESCO's Conventions and Recommendations Committee on Friday, 5 October 2018.  Also pictured are Secretary General of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO, Everton Hannam (2nd left) Guillermo Trasancos and Jean-Christophe Badaroux-Mendieta both of the Secretariat of the Committee. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange (left) after chairing a meeting of UNESCO's Conventions and Recommendations Committee on Friday, 5 October 2018. Also pictured are Secretary General of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO, Everton Hannam (2nd left) Guillermo Trasancos and Jean-Christophe Badaroux-Mendieta both of the Secretariat of the Committee.

Kingston, 5 October 2018 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, is now in Paris, France attending the 205th session of the UNESCO Executive Board.

Minister Grange was elected earlier this year to the powerful Executive Board which focuses on the development of policies and programmes to direct UNESCO’s activities.  This meeting of the Executive Board will consider, among other things: the budgetary situation of UNESCO, the strategic transformation of the organisation as well as the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture.

Minister Grange is also chairing meetings of the influential Conventions and Recommendations Committee — one of the permanent committees of the Executive Board.  The Conventions and Recommendations Committee considers all questions entrusted to the Executive Board concerning the implementation of UNESCO’s standard-setting instruments, as well as examines communications relating to cases and questions concerning the exercise of human rights in UNESCO’s fields of competence.

 

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Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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