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UN System explores opportunities for partnership with Tobago

  • 17 March 2017 |
UN Country Team (UNCT) hosted its annual strategic retreat and in Tobago.On 16 March, the UNCT for T&T met with the Chief Secretary of the THA and its Cabinet to explore opportunities for cooperation. THA shared its development plans and was briefed by the UNCT on the Sustainable Development Goals. UNIC shared information about ongoing UN campaigns such as those related to the SDGs, Together, International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the upcoming Oceans Conference. THA members expressed interest in working together with the UNCT, and the UNIC, to promote these themes with the Tobagonian population through government information channels and educational programmes.

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UNIC visits primary and Secondary schools in Tobago leading up to UN Day 2013

  • 14 May 2013 |

17 and 18 October 2013 - UNIC told the story of how the UN came to be and what it has evolved into today and the diversity of its work to approximately 90 students from two primary schools in Charlotteville, 30 advanced level students at a high school and 50 primary school students in Speyside in the island of Tobago . 

They were also engaged in a frank discussion about Malala Yousefzai, the girl who chose to stand up for the right to an education and was almost killed by the Taliban. UNIC encouraged to become human rights defenders and  living examples of "treating others with respect and dignity".  


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School children from Charlotteville, Tobago who attended UNIC's UN4U presentation. Photo credit : UNIC Port of Spain

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The students of the secondary school were also shown a video  titled "50 years of Working for you", which was produced by the UN System in Trinidad and Tobago in 2012, as part of the 50th anniversary of the UN officially operating in this twin island state. 
In 1962 , the Department of Public Information field office known as UNIC opened its doors for the first time in Port of Spain; the same year that Trinidad & Tobago and  Jamaica joined the United Nation

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Summer school learns about Nelson Mandela

  • 18 July 2016 |

UN Informatoin Centre (UNIC ) team was invited to visit with the Healing With Horses rehabilitation programme summer camp 2016.  The children participated in different activities like planting trees, art projects and of course spending time with the horses.  The Children exhibited their creative side by creating art using non-traditional media, like dried pods from trees, coconut shells and other natural items. UNIC took the opportunity to teach the children about Nelson Mandela, his story of triumph over adversity and his contribution to a better world. Then it was the young people's turn to share their thoughts and feelings about Mandela.

[ learn more about Mandela Day]

 

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UNIC and Scarborough Library host an exhibit on Human Rights Day

  • 13 December 2015 |

11 December 2015 - UNIC Port of Spain and the Scarborough Public Library came together to host an exhinit on Human Rights and the Sustainable Dvelopment Goals in observance of the International Human Rights Day. The exhibit feaured UN official documents on the the history of human rights at the Orgnaisation and a list of key human rights documents like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as well as other Fact Sheets that explained some of the fundamental articles from the UDHR in detail.

The UNIC also used this event to showcase the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals agenda 2030 programme, which evolved out of the Millennium development goals targets that came to their deadline this year. 

 

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