St Lucia, Grenada and Haiti elected in UNESCO's Executive Board – Associates Times
St Lucia, the Grenada and Haiti are elected for their seats in the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). These seats were allotted to the Caribbean Community.
The office for this term will be from 2021 to 2025, St Lucia and Grenada for the second consecutive time to be seated in the UNESCO board whereas Haiti will replace Jamaica this time. In the term 2017-2021, both the nations had actively participated in the advancement of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and worked on UNESCO’s mandate preferences.
Grenada is also an active elected member of different intergovernmental bodies of UNESCO.
In a statement, Grenada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, “The uncertainties of the global situation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, have made it imperative for an active and effective presence on the UNESCO Executive Board to further develop and build on achievements for the benefit of UNESCO’s priority areas and those of particular significance to Grenada and the wider Caribbean Community.”
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a special function organisation of the United Nations that focuses on promoting peace globally and security via international collaborations in different sectors like the arts and culture, education and sciences. This organisation s having 193 member states and 11 associate members; it also has partners in the intergovernmental, non-governmental and private sectors. UNESCO has its Headquarters at World Heritage Centre in Paris, France
UNESCO has 53 regional field offices and 199 national commissions that help it promote its global mandate.
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