The judicial text was accepted26/06/1952 and last revised 01/01/1991
The Statutes of the Commission were approved by the Government in 1952 and modified in 1991 (they are available in Hebrew).
The Documentation Centre of the Commission exclusively holds UNESCO publications. It is not computerized nor administered by a trained documentalist. Mostly academics use the Centre.
Structure of the Commission
The National Commission consists of the following bodies:
- General Assembly (Commission),
The membership of the Commission is composed of 44 members : Government representatives (9), Experts from UNESCO fields of interest, authorities and/non-Proffit organization (NGOs) representatives (35).
The Commission has a boad which meets one a year. Its main task is to approve the bi-annual working plan - objectivess and budget; to nominate new Chairpersons and members to Committees.
The Steering Committee: 14 members composed of all chairpersons of major committees - ED/SCI/CLT/EFA/WH/SHS. The Secretary-General is the coordinator of the Steering Committe. Their main task is to provide guidelines or the secretariat to implement the programme. It is a consultative, as well as decision-making body. It meets three/four times a year.
Committees or Sub-Committees
The Commission has thematic committees::
- Education : high ereducation, /elementary/secondary education, ASPnet
- Science: IOC, MAB, MOST, IHP, IGCP, Science for Peace
- Culture: ICOM, Music, Art
- Information for all
- World Heritage
- Social and Human Sciences (Gender, Bioethics, Most)
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees
[X] Social Sciences
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
The Israel Commission cooperates with the National Commissions of Germany, Poland, Austri, France, Uzbekistan as well as with the Committee of the Palestinian Authority for UNESCO. It also has collaborated with the UNESCO Field Office in Venice (ROSTE) and Amman.