National Coordinator’s Office for UNCTAD 15
The Government of Barbados will be hosting the 15th Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 15) from April 25-30, 2021. To assist with the organisation of the Conference the Cabinet of Barbados set up a National Organising Committee (NOC) supervised by a National Coordinator’s Office, operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
The Conference was originally scheduled for October this year but had to be postponed because of COVID-19.
As part of its responsibilities as host country, the Barbados Government will be required to provide a number of volunteers in various capacities to help service the Conference and its side events.
Volunteers should copy their correspondence to two the Executive Administrative Assistants at the NCO for follow up purposes at: email@example.com (at 536 0507) and
firstname.lastname@example.org (at 536 0508).
Activities the student volunteer will be asked to perform:
The National Coordinator’s Office needs volunteers from among students of the Mass Communications Programme of the Barbados Community College to work in the area of filming and editing in support of content development for the Host Country Website and Social Media Platforms, which are intended to be a major vehicle for promoting the importance of the Conference and achieving buy-in from the local population, as well as stimulating the interest of member countries, international agencies and civil society in travelling to Barbados to attend the Conference. Other areas where volunteers will be needed include Information Technology and foreign languages.
No of volunteers that can be accommodated:
15 volunteers from the Barbados Community College B.A Programme in Media and Journalism to work in the area of filming and editing to help generate visual content for the host country website.
30 or more volunteers from the BCC Language Centre to work as meeting room assistants with language skills for the conference itself in April 2021.
Mr. Tyronne Brathwaite