Minister Jacobs off to Uruguay

POSTED: 09/13/12 1:04 PM

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon. Silveria Jacobs and her delegation, left the island yesterday for Montevideo Uruguay, for the Unesco Director-General with member states and national commissions of Latin American and the Caribbean, on the preparation of a medium-term two-day strategy conference.

Incoming Secretary General Marcellia Henry is part of the minister’s delegation.

The conference will take place from September 14 to 16, and will focus on consultations on the objectives, priorities and actions of the Caribbean and Latin America, and on discussion about Unesco’s cooperation with national commissions, partners and networks.

St. Maarten’s participation in this and future meetings is essential to strengthen its ties with countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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