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.
Jamaica has been elected to the Executive Board of Unesco following a successful campaign led by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange.
The Honourable Olivia Grange has announced that Cabinet has approved Jamaica’s candidature for one of the four seats allotted to the Caribbean on the Executive Board of The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the period 2017-2021.