In celebration of United Nations (UN) Day which is on October 24, 2013, the United Nations system in Barbados planned activities to commemorate the day. One such activity was a Knowledge Fair which was held at the PAHO/WHO Barbados Office on October 22, 2013.
Under the theme "UN Visioning 2015 and Beyond - Working for You", the purpose of the fair was to increase the public’s awareness about each of the UN agencies, to outline their initiatives, activities and accomplishments. The main target audience for the event were tertiary level students along with faculty, UN staff and family, stakeholders, partners, NGOs and donor agencies.
The Knowledge Fair was officially opened by Dr Beryl Irons Acting Country Program Coordinator and PAHO/WHO Representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Countries.