St. Maarten National Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Inventory Exercise

PHILIPSBURG – The Department of Culture and the St. Maarten National Commission (NatCom) for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (MECYS) has begun phase two of the St. Maarten National Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Inventory.  An ICH Inventory is the process of identifying and.. read more →

New Executive Board Regional Committee

The Sint Maarten National Commission for UNESCO would like to congratulate Mr. Alfonso Blijden on his election to the Vice president position on the New Executive Board of the Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNESCO Memory of the World Programme for 2016-2017! Mr. Alfonso Blijden (4th person in the first row,.. read more →

The Legacy Project at the Charlotte Brookson Academy

In our efforts to document and safeguard St. Maarten / St. Martin’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, a number of informative and information gathering sessions were held with individuals, groups and organizations within the St. Maarten / Martin community. Students of the Charlotte Brookson Academy were even challenged to share what their Cultural Legacy will be 50 years from now… read more →