United Nations System in Barbados and the OECS Mounts Commemorative Exhibition

Nov 4, 2016

December 2016 marks fifty years of Barbados’ accession to the United Nations (UN). The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, through the United Nations Communications Group, commemorates this event with the staging of an exhibition. The exhibition coincides with the golden anniversary of Barbados’ independence and reflects on the contribution of the people and Government of Barbados to international politics, as well as highlights UN work in Barbados and the subregion. The exhibition is thematic in nature and explores contributions in the areas of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Climate Change, Gender, Food Security, Health and Human Rights. The event is interactive with audio-visual stimuli incorporated among photos, videos, and other props.

The exhibition was officially opened by The Honourable Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, on UN Day - 24th October and remains open to the general public until 10th December, 2016 -International Day for Human Rights. Emphasis has been placed on secondary and tertiary level students and tours are organized on specific days for the duration of the exhibition.

This year UNDP also celebrates its fiftieth anniversary which was marked with a cake-cutting by the Prime Minister and the UNDP Resident Representative for Barbados and the OECS, Stephen O’Malley. UNDP’s contribution to Barbados is highlighted in the exhibition with a focus on its work in the area of the environment.

Members of the public can book tours by contacting at 467-6000 or rco.bb@one.un.org

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