Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines

Membre de l'UNESCO: 14/01/1983

Chef d'Etat et/ou Gouvernement

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, National Security, Grenadines Affairs and Legal Affairs: The Right Hon. Dr Ralph GONSALVES

Délégation permanente accréditée auprès de l'UNESCO

Délégué permanent adjoint, Chargée d'Affaires p.i

Délégation permanente de Saint-Vincent-et-les-Grenadines auprès de l'UNESCO
Maison de l'UNESCO 1, rue Miollis 75015 PARIS M7.28 / M7.29
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Commission nationale pour l'UNESCO

Chairperson: The Honourable St. Clair Prince
Secretary-General: Ms Janeil Henry

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Commission for UNESCO
Ministry of Education Kingstown Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
(1-784) 457-2676; (1-784) 451-2755 (Sec. Gen); (1-784) 492-9411
(1-784) 457-1114/1078
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Site internet (Government's website)

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Représentation au Conseil exécutif

La réforme de 1991 a amendé l'article V de l'Acte constitutif concernant la qualité des membres du Conseil exécutif. Depuis la 27e session de la Conférence générale (1993), le Conseil est composé d'États membres et non plus de personnes (26 C/Rés., 19.3).
Titre Nom Années Sessions
Representative2005-2009172 - 182

Participation dans les organes subsidiaires

Organes élus par la Conférence générale

Conseil exécutif
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 2021)
Conseil intergouvernemental du Programme international pour le développement de la communication
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 40th General Conference)
Comité du Siège
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 41st General Conference)

Autres organes intergouvernementaux de l’UNESCO

Commission océanographique intergouvernementale

Interventions des Chefs des Délégations à la Conférence générale lors du débat de politique générale

37 session de la Conférence générale

Her Excellency, Ms Girlyn Miguel, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Education of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Speech delivered during the General Policy Debate of the 37th session of the General Conference - revised and corrected version of the verbatim records of plenary meetings

36 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Mr Wafic Said, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate to UNESCO

Speech delivered during the General Policy Debate of the 36th session of the General Conference and posted as received

34 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister

“UNESCO has made, and is making, an immense contribution to the further ennoblement and many-sided uplifting of humanity. […] UNESCO soars in its ennobling vision yet it is daily grounded in the real world as manifested in its programmes.”
“UNESCO has an especial meaning and significance to, and for, our Caribbean civilization, in which my country St Vincent and the Grenadines occupies a magnificent place. […] Indeed, the Caribbean is a global creation and from the very beginning understood globalization [...].”
“Our peace-loving peoples have suffered many injustices over the centuries, arising from 500 years of colonialism and neo-colonialism. […] I wish to mention UNESCO’s support for the Slave Route Project, which is very important to our region. And this is of special significance in this year, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade.”
“In implementing UNESCO’s new strategy we will work with all concerned to establish South-South and North-South-South cooperation, strengthening the capacities of developing countries, exchanging our experiences and good practices.”
“I must mention Haiti, which is suffering greatly today. I call upon the international community, and in particular France which has a historical responsibility, to act boldly and urgently on Haiti […].”
“UNESCO’s values and objectives are very much in line with my government’s own priorities. My government is committed to eliminating poverty, improving living standards, helping our young men and women find employment, fighting drug trafficking and abuse, and we see quality education as central to all this.”
“Through UNESCO’s projects such as Youth PATH, Small Islands Voice and Sandwatch, we are encouraging young people to take responsibility for their environment and to benefit from their heritage and the stunning beauty of our islands.”
St Vincent and the Grenadines is currently reforming its education sector. Universal access to secondary education was achieved in 2005 and illiteracy will be eradicated by 2012, thanks to UNESCO’s financial contributions. However, the country still doesn’t have a university and wishes to ensure that tertiary education be accessed at home.
“UNESCO has made gender equality a priority. I welcome this but we should not forget that in some regions, some areas of this world, it is boys and young men who need our help.”
“St Vincent and the Grenadines is very attached to its natural and cultural heritage, local arts and crafts. We became a State Party to the Convention on World Heritage in 2003 […] We anticipate that in the future more Caribbean sites will be inscribed on the World Heritage List.”
“We are very pleased that the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage has come into force and we are arranging to ratify it soon. We also welcome the adoption of the Convention on Cultural Diversity […].”
“I am very pleased to note that UNESCO is playing an active role in helping to tackle the problems of climate change and in helping to ensure a multidisciplinary and holistic approach. The sciences and education have particularly important roles to play. This most urgent matter of climate change has to be addressed in every forum.”
“In UNESCO’s proposed new Medium-Term Strategy, Small Island Developing States are rightly a priority group. We call on UNESCO and other relevant agencies to continue implementing the Mauritius Strategy for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.”