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Jamaica 60th Anniversary Celebration in Geneva



Jamaica 60th Anniversary Celebration in Geneva - An Exhibition of Jamaican Innovation and Cultural Creativity


To commemorate Jamaica’s 60th year of Independence, the Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations in Geneva and other international organizations is hosting an exhibition at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from July 15 to 22nd. 

The exhibition coincides with WIPO’s 63rd Assembly of Member States, an annual event that has worldwide representation.

Jamaica is an active member of WIPO particularly in the areas of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), The Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and GIs (SCT), The Visually Impaired Persons Initiative (VIP), the Inter-Governmental Committee on Genetic Resources (IGC), and Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (GRTKF).

Beside showcasing aspects of Jamaican innovation and cultural creativity, the exhibition aims to raise awareness and celebrate the contributions of major Jamaican companies to national development using the intellectual property rights regime.

Under the theme ‘Jamaica at 60: Innovation & Cultural Creativity’ the exhibition will showcase some of Jamaica’s contribution to economic growth through innovation and cultural creativity.

EJ Gallery is included in the exhibition with artworks by Stafford Schliefer, Olivia McGilchrist, and Patrick Planter.  Photographer/Film-maker Ryan Eccleston short video titled Junkonnu Nuh Dead is also included in the exhibition.

The exhibition opens on July 14 with a reception hosted by the Jamaica Mission at WIPO and continues till July 22nd. Those with invitations to the reception, as well as anyone with a UN pass will be allowed to see the exhibition.

To see more of more artworks by the artists and other Caribbean artists visit EJ Gallery


July 2022