Minister Jacobs asks Unesco for assistance in Uruguay

POSTED: 09/17/12 1:33 PM

GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – Small island development states like St. Maarten should remain a priority target group in Unesco’s medium term strategy Minister Silveria Jacobs of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports said on Friday at a Unesco meeting in Uruguay. Adopting this strategy will result in continuation of programs and funding for these states and that would directly benefit St. Maarten, the department of communication stated in a press release.

The first day of this Unesco consultation of the director-general with member states and national commissions from Latin America and the Caribbean was called to order by Andrea Vignola, secretary-general of Uruguay’s national Unesco commission.
The president of this commission, Oscar Gomez da Trindade, Unesco Director-General Irina Bokova and Uruguay’s Education and culture Minister Ricardo Ehrlich addressed the meeting.

During the plenary presentation of member states Minister Jacobs introduced St. Maarten’s incoming Unesco Secretary General Marcellia Henry. The minister also asked technical assistance and guidance from the Unesco cluster office to help St. Maarten establish its national commission.
Marcellia Henry took part as general reporter in the sub-regional consultations on the objectives, priorities and actions that were brought forward by the director-general; she will serve as the main presenter of the reports providing feedback from the Caribbean sub-regional consultations on the medium term strategy for the period 2014-2021 and the program and budget for 2014-2017.

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