Mr HAO Ping, Chairman of the National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO
Mr DU Yue
Type of Appointment
Appointed by the Ministry of Education at the level of Director-General.
Mr Du Yue, Secretary-General
Date and Method of Creation
Governmental (1 Ministry)
Department attached to
Ministry of Education
The judicial text was accepted01/01/1979 and last revised
The founding text of the National Commission submitted jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, was approved by the State Council in 1979.
The Commission operates a modest Documentation Centre, which holds all UNESCO publications acquired over the last twenty years. It is open to visitors but needs to be computerized and administered by a professional documentalist to be fully functional.
Structure of the Commission
The Commission consists of the following bodies:
- The General Assembly;
- The Standing Committee;
- 15 Programme Committees;
- Parternerships (Category II Centers, higher education, research institutions etc.)
- The Secretariat which comprises three Divisions (Education, General Policy and Planning, Science and Culture).
The Commission is composed of 29 members known for their work and/or research within the fields of competence of UNESCO. They comprise Central Government Ministries and Agencies; major professional associations; academic institutions; media representatives; academic; etc.
The Commission has a standing Committee composed of the Chairperson, seven Vice-Chairpersons (representing the Ministries of Science and Technology; Culture; Foreign Affairs; and the Chinese Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences; land and resources; housing and rural-urban development), the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General. The Standing Committee meets once or twice a year.
Composed of 29 members representing UNESCOs fields of competence, including the Central Government Ministries and Agencies, major professional associations, academic institutions, media representatives, etc. The General Assembly meets once a year.
Committees or Sub-Committees
The Commission has 15 specialized committees
Education for All
Education for Sustainable Development
Man and Biosphere
International Geoscience Programme
International Hydrological Programme
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Management of Social Transformations
Memory of the World
World Heritage Centre
Return of Cultural Properties
Information for All
UNESCO Clubs and Associations
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees
[X] Social Sciences
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
The Commission maintains fruitful relations with National Commissions from Asia and the Pacific as well as other Regions (Italy, Germany, France). Invitations to international events hosted by the Commission are often extended to other Commissions. The Chinese National Commissions (Rep. Korea, Thailand, Japan, Romania, Kyrgyzstan, etc). Efforts have been made to strengthen ties with National Commissions of the Sub-Region. In this regards, the Commission initiated and participates in a new Sub-Regional network composed of five National Commissions in East Asia (China, DPR Korea, Japan, Mongolia and Rep. Korea). The five National Commissions hold Annual meetings. The Commission also maintains close contacts with the UNESCO Offices in Beijing, Bangkok and Jakarta and regularly cooperates with the IIEP in Paris, the IBE in Geneva and the UIE in Hamburg.
National Commissions, UNESCO Headquarters, Regional Offices and the Beijing Office
Work Report of Chinese National Commission ofr UNESCO
members of the Commission and relevant ministries, institutions and associations involved in UNESCO activities.