Grenada Re-Elected To Executive Board Of UNESCO

PR –  Grenada has been re-elected to serve on the Executive  Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO),  for the term 2021-2025. 

At the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO, now underway in Paris,  France, Grenada secured one of the three seats reserved for CARICOM Countries within  the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) on the Executive Board of  UNESCO. The two other CARICOM member states elected were Haiti and Saint Lucia. 

As a member of the Executive Board for the term 2017-2021, and in spite of the  challenging circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Grenada, through its  Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, actively contributed to advancing the cause of Small  Island Developing States (SIDS) and other priorities of UNESCO’s mandate. These  priorities include quality and higher education, ocean management and risk prevention,  access to science and innovation, building inclusive knowledge societies, the fight against  doping in sport, the promotion of the diversity of cultural expression and the preservation  of the natural, tangible and intangible cultural heritage.  

Grenada has also been an active elected member of several intergovernmental bodies of  UNESCO. 

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. 

UNESCO seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the  Sciences, Culture, Communication and Information. UNESCO’s programmes contribute  to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030,  adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. The UNESCO Executive Board is made  up of 58 members, each elected for a four-year term.