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Jamaica Elected to UNESCO Executive Board

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Jamaica Elected to UNESCO Executive Board

Jamaica has been elected to the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Jamaica’s membership on the executive board is for the period 2017-2021.

The elections took place yesterday, during the 39th General Conference of UNESCO now under way in Paris, France.

The 58-member executive board focuses on the development of policies and programmes to direct UNESCO’s activities.

In making Jamaica’s campaign pitch, a release from Minister of Culture Olivia ‘Bapsy’ Grange’s office quoted her as saying: “Jamaica stands ready as a member of the [Executive] Board to assiduously fulfill this mandate and contribute to strengthening the work of UNESCO.

“It is our view that UNESCO carries a heavy burden of responsibility to assist in tackling various global economic and political crises and in finding solutions that will promote sustainable development for all.”

Source/Jamaica Observer

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