1st Annual S’Maatin International Mother’s Language Day Competition

On Tuesday February 21st, 2017 the Department of Culture in collaboration with the SG of UNESCO, Ms. Marcellia Henry, hosted the first annual S’Maatin International Mother’s Language Day competition. The competition consisted of students from the St. Maarten Academy/PSVE, and the Charlotte Brookson Academy. The students were divided into two categories; Poetry and Skit/Storytelling. The.. read more →

Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory

The Department of Culture and Sint Maarten National Commission (NatCom) for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (MECYS), aims to identify, record and safeguard St. Maarten’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) by conducting a National ICH Inventory.  A National Inventory will enable the Government.. read more →

3rd Interregional Meeting of National Commissions for UNESCO, in Shanghai, China, 13-15 June, 2016

Group Picture of Participants at the 3rd Interregional Meeting of National Commissions for UNESCO  The 3rd Interregional Meeting of National Commissions for UNESCO was held in Shanghai, China, 13-15 June 2016.  116 countries participated at the meeting.  Some of the topics discussed were: The Role of National Commissions in the implementation of the Agenda 2030, Youth and.. read more →