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Saint Lucia Elected To Presidency Of The UNESCO Executive Board


The UNESCO Executive Board, at its 218th session, elected Saint Lucia to serve as Chairperson of the UNESCO Executive Board for the period 2023-2025.

The election was held on Friday 24th November, 2023, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Saint Lucia’s candidate and representative to the Executive Board, Mrs. Vera Lacoueilhe was victorious over Brazil’s candidate with 36 votes to 20 votes and 2 abstentions.

Mrs. Vera Lacoeuilhe is a long standing diplomat who has been an integral part of the delegation of Saint Lucia to UNESCO since its inception.

She has distinguished herself by her expertise and extensive experience. Her capacity to find consensus, a vital attribute for the Presidency of the Executive Board, is unparalleled.

She possesses an in-depth understanding of the Organization, its procedures, and an innate ability to be creative in finding solutions acceptable to all Member States.

In her address to the board following her victory, Mrs Lacoeuilhe thanked the members of the Board for their confidence and support and pledged her commitment to foster unity and cooperation in advancing the mandate of the organization in the interest of member states.

The Executive Board is one of three constitutional organs of UNESCO, along with the General Conference and the Secretariat, and is elected by the General Conference. It consists of 58 member states, each with a four-year term of office.

The Executive board examines the programme of work and budget of the Organisation.

The Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO congratulates Saint Lucia on this historic achievement and conveys best wishes to Mrs. Lacoueilhe for a successful Presidency.

SOURCE: Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO 

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  1. Welcome to St.Lucia our Lebanese sister. We the people of St.Lucia embrace you with open arms. Please talk some sense into the hollow heads of our Ground God’s Politicians. The behavior is out of this world fueled by the Mighty Ego Crooked Teeth Speaker of the House. The opposition is even more money hungry while the most valuable continue to endure sleepless nights thinking of their next meal and whether we will survive the modern day hitmen always present wherever we may roam. Oh, there’s a constant bitter exchange amongst our self distinguish Honorable leaders about white and black. If you are not born in St.Lucia you can’t make any significant contributions but we sons and daughters of St.Lucia have to fight for scraps. UWP and SLP, Castries Central MP and the Crooked Teeth Lazy eye Speaker has single handedly sank our Country into a laughing stock regionally. Please send help UNESCO.

  2. They are not st Lucians. It is like a juffalli situation. The man has Lucian status for reasons only the government know. This office has nothing to do with st.lucia. please get the facts straight.

  3. I actually google this lady and thought it was an error when they St. Lucia. Is she representing us for free? Wth is going on. 180,000 of us but Lebanese who maybe doesn’t know where Lucia is our representative. smh.

  4. Congratulations and please create a lot more Unesco sites here in St Lucia.I hope you have visited here! There is so much land destruction from Cabot desecrating 300 acres in cap estate to others numerous projects the remainder of ca en bas beach now will become a Marriott or Hyatt hotel there is nothing left of beaches in cap estate and it will just continue until there is nothing left with the history or our red and yellow and yellow and red politicians! Please intercede and claim the entire middle of this island and Atlantic coast unspoiled beach areas a unesco heritage site to harbor the endangered parrots we have here!. I thank you and thanks STLT for last post,please research Cabots abuse to residences of there only left road unblocked without guards and signs adjacent to their property trying to cut off lot owners access to their undeveloped lots!

  5. I read somewhere that she is linked to a nigerian billionaire found guilty of money laundering etc in Switzerland. He is Saint Lucia’s ambassador and she is his deputy.


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