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 →

St. Maarten Delegation Attends UNESCO Conference in Curacao

Philipsburg – Representatives from St. Maarten participated in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s third joint island training on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) on May 17-20, 2016 in Willemstad, Curacao. The delegation consisted of Ms. Marcellia Henry, Secretary General of St. Maarten National Commission (NatCom) for UNESCO, Mrs. Sharine Allamby- Duncan, Policy.. read more →