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UNESCO member states set up Commissions

UNESCO member states set up Commissions

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Of UNESCO’s 188 Member States and six Associate Members, 191 including St. Vincent and the Grenadines have set up National Commissions.

Under the Organization’s Constitution, the National Commissions are composed of members of the intellectual and scientific communities in each country and form the vital link between these communities and UNESCO. {{more}}

The members of the local National Commission are the Chairperson Hon Girlyn Miguel, Minister of Education Chairperson, Susan Dougan, Chief Education Officer, Deputy Chairperson, Laura Browne Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Deborah Bacchus, Senior Education Officer, Curriculum, Ro-Ann Harry Representative from the Central Planning Division, Marcia Kirby Representative from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Allan Alexander Representative from the Ministry of Science / Technology, Carlton Hall Representative of the Culture Sector and La Fleur John Secretary General.

The Secretary General functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Commission coordinating and executing the projects and programmes of UNESCO in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The National Commissions constitute UNESCO’s privileged partners charged with facilitating the outreach of the Organization to civil society. Unique in this respect, within the United Nations system, and recognized by their own Charter in 1978, the National Commissions represent a special resource for the dissemination of information and best practice in programme support and evaluation.

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