St. Kitts and Nevis gears up to leverage UNESCO cultural heritage expertise and influence

The New Year has hardly been rung in when St. Kitts & Nevis officials met to kick-start plans for the Federation’s participation in UNESCO’s cultural heritage programme, focused on acquiring expertise from, and leveraging its influence at, this UN specialized agency in Paris.

On a quick visit to the Federation on 3 January last, Dr. David Doyle, the St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador to UNESCO, based in Paris, met the two key UNESCO cultural heritage officials on island, Mr Percival Hanley, General Manager of the Brimstone Hill UNESCO heritage site, and SKN representative to the World Heritage Committee and Mr Antonio Maynard, SecretaryGeneral of the St. Kitts & Nevis National Commission for UNESCO.

The discussion covered the upcoming presence of Mr. Hanley at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, between 30 June to 10 July, 2019, in Azerbaijan.

St. Kitts & Nevis was nominated back in November 2017 as a member of the most prestigious committee in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, at its 21st General Assembly of the States’ Parties to the World Heritage Convention.

You might also like