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Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO
General Information
English NameHungarian National Commission for UNESCO
Address

Ministry of Human Capacities
Akadémia utca 3
H-1054 Budapest
Hungary

Phone+ 36 1 795 4691; + 36 1 795 47 09
Fax+36 1 795 02 55
E-mailinfo@unesco.hu; gabor.soos@unesco.hu
National Commissions Web site on unesco.orghttp://www.unesco.hu
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameDr Miklós Réthelyi
TitlePresident
StartedJune 2012

NameDr Gábor Soós
TitleSecretary-General
StartedApril 2016

Description
Date and Method of Creation1948
StatusGovernmental (1 Ministry)
Department attached toMinistry of Human Resources
Legislation DatesThe judicial text was accepted01/01/1948 and last revised
LegislationThe Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO was officially established in 1948 and legally re-organized in 2012.
Documentation CentreThe Documentation centre holds approximately 3000 publications
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission consists of the following bodies:
- The General Assembly;
- The Executive Committee;
- Five Sub-Committees
- The Secretariat.
Members/CompositionThe National Commission is composed of 76 members.
Executive CommitteeComposed of 7 members, including the Chairperson, the Chairpersons of the Programme Committees, and the Secretary-General. The Executive Committee meets twice a year.
General AssemblyComposed of 76 members, representing various Ministries, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and Hungarian educational, scientific, cultural and communication communities. The General Assembly meets once a year.
Committees or Sub-CommitteesFive Programme Committees corresponding to the major programme areas of UNESCO, namely : (1) Education; (2) Natural Sciences; (3) Social Sciences; (4) Culture and (5) Communication-Information. Each Sub-Committee comprises some 15 to 20 members who meet 3 to 4 times a year;
Committees/Sub-Committees Details
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees5
Periodicity3 to 4 times a year
Sub-committee Topics[X] Education
[X] Science
[X] Social Sciences
[X] Culture
[X] Communication
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe National Commission carries out joint projects with a number of other National Commissions of the Europe Region, especially with the National Commissions of Central and Eastern Europe.