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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis
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  • Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

The islands of St. Kitts and Nevis joined UNESCO on 26 October 1983. The country is covered by the UNESCO Office in Kingston, Jamaica.

St. Kitts and Nevis takes part in UNESCO’s Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (PRELAC, 2002-2017), a strategy to support the Education for All process. UNESCO has helped local initiatives ranging from fostering citizenship in children to teaching self-development skills to prison inmates.

With UNESCO backing, the country is revitalizing its traditional Masquerade performing arts and costume-making and developing them as a tourist product.

In 2007, a training programme in digital archiving for media professionals was initiated in the country by UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).

St. Kitts and Nevis is active in the interregional project on sustainable development, “Small Islands Voice” (SIV).

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, an outstanding example of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture in a Caribbean context, is inscribed on the World Heritage List.

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