I take this opportunity to welcome you to the official Website of the SKN National Commission for UNESCO.
We consider this site to be a very important communication tool in enabling us to reach out to our multiple audiences, partners and stakeholders, both locally, regionally and around the world. The main object of this site is not only to communicate the extensive UNESCO-related work we are involved in on-the-ground in St. Kitts and Nevis, but also to seek your valuable input and suggestions in an effort to serve you better. Indeed, we seek to get you involved in the initiation, planning and implementation of our UNESCO projects and programmes, and our work at the National Commission, in general.
The Charter of National Commissions for UNESCO clearly stipulates that it is important to cultivate close collaboration between stakeholders, including the various local experts associated to the UNESCO programme areas of core expertise, NGOs and civil society. As a national coordinating body, we are strategically well-positioned to recruit and engage with a range of stakeholders and experts, on all programme areas of UNESCO, covering education, natural and human sciences, culture, and information & communication.
Of particular relevance to St. Kitts-Nevis is UNESCO’s Participation Programme, long a central tool deployed by our National Commission. The UNESCO-funded initiative constitutes the strongest most visible and tangible evidence of UNESCO activities in St.Kitts and Nevis.
The presence of the Participation Programme continues to resonate on the ground, and has helped to initiate meaningful ideas and projects that help to address the concrete gaps in grass-roots programmes and initiatives. These benefit youth, women, and other vulnerable groups, and assertively contribute to St. Kitts-Nevis’ development strategy.
We are proud to be engaged in a range of other UNESCO programme areas, including: The St. Mary’s Man and The Biosphere Project; Slave Route Project; Anti-Doping in Sports, Heritage, Climate Change, Memory of the World and TVET among others.