Hon. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Bin Yassin, President of the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO
Datuk Dr. Madinah Mohamad
Mr. Mohd Sallehuddin Hassan
Date and Method of Creation
7 July 1966
Governmental (1 Ministry)
Department attached to
Ministry of Education Malaysia
The National Commission has a Constitution.
It is attached to the Ministry of Education.
A resource centre is available for reference and use by the public.
Structure of the Commission
The National Commission consists of the following bodies:
- The General Assembly
- The Specialized Committees made up of 6 sub-committees dealing with: (1) Education; (2) Science; (3) Culture and Communications; (4) Social Sciences; (5) Higher Education and (6) External Relations. The sub-committees meet at least twice a year.
The National Commission comprises 20 members representing the Ministries, universities and individuals.
Composed of 20 members including the Secretaries-General of various ministries (Education; Science, Technology and Innovation; Women, Family and Community Development; Information, Communication and Culture; Higher Education; Foreign Affairs; Rural and Regional Development; Youth and Sports; Energy, Green Technology and Water; Finance; and Human Resource), Vice-Chancellors of universities and individuals. The General Assembly meets once or twice a year.
Committees or Sub-Committees
6 Permanent Sub-committees: (1) Education; (2) Science; (3) Culture and Communications; (4) Social Sciences; (5) Higher Education and (6) External Relations. The sub-committees meet at least twice a year.
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees
Meets once or twice a year
[X] Social Sciences
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
The National Commission continuously communicates and discusses with its counterparts of the Asia and the Pacific Region, as well as with the regional office in Bangkok and its cluster office in Jakarta.