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  • On Wednesday (October 16) the Minister will deliver Jamaica’s statement on the implementation of the country’s national programme of child protection and child rights promotion to the plenary meeting of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
  • The youth and culture Minister will also participate in a Panel Discussion on regional cooperation for the protection of children from violence.
  • While in New York, the Minister will also meet with the management team of the Lincoln Centre for Excellence.

Minister of Youth and Culture, the Honourable Lisa Hanna is currently attending the United Nations Third Committee High Level Debate on the Rights of the Child scheduled for October 16-18 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

On Wednesday (October 16) the Minister will deliver Jamaica’s statement on the implementation of the country’s national programme of child protection and child rights promotion to the plenary meeting of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The youth and culture Minister will also participate in a Panel Discussion on regional cooperation for the protection of children from violence. This roundtable discussion is a follow-up to the United Nations Regional Consultation on Violence Against Children which was held in Jamaica in May 2012. During the panel discussion, which will take place on October 17, an assessment of the implementation of the recommendations of the 2006 UN Study on Violence Against Children will be done and members will agree on actions and strategies to protect children from violence.

Jamaica’s delegation to the UN meetings includes Advisor/Consultant on Children’s Affairs Mrs. Sadie Keating and Acting Chief Executive Officer at the Child Development Agency (CDA) Mrs. Rosalee Gage-Grey.

While in New York, the Minister will also meet with the management team of the Lincoln Centre for Excellence. The meeting is a follow-up to a recent visit by the management team to Jamaica, where they held discussions with the Ministry of Youth and Culture on the possibility of establishing a Centre of Excellence for the Caribbean in Jamaica. Along with a tour of the Lincoln Centre, the Minister will also hold discussions with other culture officials in New York.