St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris met with David Doyle, Ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis to UNESCO, on May 4, 2022 (Wednesday).
During the meeting, Ambassador Doyle updated Prime Minister Harris on UNESCO projects that are being organized and the work being done at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
Dr David Doyle, St Kitts and Nevis’ Ambassador to UNESCO, during the interaction in the episode of “Working for You”, spoke to three “specific and very tangible projects” funded by UNESCO in relation to technical assistance.
“In intangible cultural heritage, this is one of the flagship projects of UNESCO, and it helps member states like ours to identify documents, preserve, conserve and promote all forms of intangible cultural heritage. It is largely focused on creative industries but also objects and items, music, singing, etc., for which this country has a very rich heritage,” said Ambassador Doyle.
The Ambassador was accompanied by the Secretary-General of St Kitts and Nevis, Dorothy Warner.
UNESCO had continuously delivered strong technical support to the Federation in the prominent areas such as education, sport, biodiversity and social frameworks, said Dorothy Warner, Secretary-General of St Kitts and Nevis National Commission for UNESCO, during her appearance on ‘Working for You’ on the same day.
“UNESCO has been offering technical support in a lot of different areas, primarily in the area of the participation projects. We see that over the years, we have benefited from a lot of the funds that UNESCO has sent on the ground and of the technical assistance through consultants who have come to do capacity-building in terms of policy development etc.,” said Warner.
“We speak of policies like the Youth Policy and Sport Policy. We have just completed the Gender Policy – two phases. We also had assistance in education where we are looking at the professionalizing of the teaching force, and we look at support to the culture department and the development of culture in terms of the intangible cultural heritage and all those other social sciences and so on,” she added.
The Secretary-General said that UNESCO would continue to have a presence in St Kitts and Nevis and encouraged people to learn more about the organization.