Statement by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the Withdrawal by the United States of America from UNESCO

Paris, 12 October– After receiving official notification by the United States Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, as UNESCO Director-General, I wish to express profound regret at the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from UNESCO. Universality is critical to UNESCO’s mission to strengthen international peace and security in the face of.. read more →

17 Oct 2017
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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

  The St. Kitts-Nevis National Commission for UNESCO is pleased to inform the general public that International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is the lead agency will be commemorated on October 17th. The theme for this year is “Answering the Call of October.. read more →

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October 2017 Message by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises to leave no one behind, and calls for eradicating poverty by 2030. For this, we need swift action by Governments to translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into effective policies that are supported with appropriate resources. The 2030 Agenda is ambitious — we need ambitious measures to take.. read more →

World Teachers’ Day 2017: Joint Message from UNESCO, ILO, UNICEF, UNDP and Education International

  Teachers are a critical foundation of every society’s long-term strength — providing children, young people and adults with the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their potential. But around the world, far too many teachers don’t have the freedom and support they need to do their vitally important jobs. That is why the.. read more →

05 Oct 2017
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St. Kitts and Nevis at UNESCO HQs– the hurricanes are a wake-call for more tangible action by the UN agency

    At the Intersectional Session of the 202nd Executive Board at UNESCO in Paris, last week, September, 2017, the Official Representative of the government of St. Kitts and Nevis urged UNESCO to assertively take more tangible measures on its climate change programme to assist Caribbean SIDS address the effects of dangerous storms and hurricanes,.. read more →

02 Oct 2017
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