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National Commissions: UNESCO
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Latin America and the Caribbean

Barbados National Commission for UNESCO
General Information
English NameBarbados National Commission for UNESCO
French NameCommission nationale des Barbades pour l'UNESCO

Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation
The Elsie Payne Complex
Constitution Road
St Michael

Mail AddressThe Elsie Payne Complex
Constitution Road
St Michael
Phone(1.246) 430 27 02 (Sec-Gen); (1.246) 430 27 89 (Gen-Office)
Fax(1.246) 436 24 11 FAX
E-mailunescobgi@mes.gov.bb; alissandra.cummins@gmail.com;
National Commissions Web site on unesco.orghttp://mes.gov.bb
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameMs Allisandra Cummins
Election DateJune 1998
Mandated duration
StartedJune 1998
Government PostOther

alissandra cummins

NameMr. Laurie King
TitleDeputy Chairperson
Election DateJune 2011
Mandated duration
Government PostOther

Laurie King

NameMs Juliette Griffith
TitleSecretary General
StartedJune 2011

Date and Method of Creation1970
StatusGovernmental (several Ministries)
Department attached toMinistry of Education and Human Resource Development
Documentation CentreNone.
Structure of the CommissionOne Chairperson, one Secretary General and nine other members
Members/CompositionEleven members
Executive CommitteeThe National Commission is composed of 4 Programme Committees which convene meetings once every quarter. The full National Commission meets one to two times per year or as necessary.
Committees/Sub-Committees Details
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees4
Sub-committee Topics[X] Education
[X] Science
[X] Social Sciences
[X] Culture
[X] Communication
[X] Youth
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe Barbados National Commission for UNESCO maintains a close and effective cooperation with the Kingston Office and with the Caribbean National Commissions.