Republic Act 621 (amended by Republic Act 892 and 3849) created the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines
The National Commission has a Documentation Centre which is located in the building of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Structure of the Commission
- The Executive Committee
- The General Assembly
- 5 Programme Committees
- The Secretariat
The Commission is composed of 45 members representing UNESCO's fields of competence.
Headed by the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Commission with 9 elected members representing the five areas of UNESCO competence. The Executive Committee meets quarterly.
Composed of 45 members appointed by the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Two of them are ex-officio members representing the two chambers of the Parliament (one from the Senate and one from the House of Representatives) chairing the Education Committees in the respective houses. The General Assembly meets twice a year.
Committees or Sub-Committees
The Commission has five Programme Committees: 1) Education; 2) Science and Technology; 3) Culture; 4) Social and Human Sciences; 5) Communication
Each committee meets quarterly
[X] Social Sciences
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
The National Commission closely cooperates with UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, the UNESCO Regional Offices of Jakarta (Indonesia) and Bangkok (Thailand). It maintains close working relations with Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Viet Nam, Malaysia, South Korea, India and other National Commissions.
UNESCO Philippines Journal
Commissioners, national and regional partner institutions, academia, NGOs, private sector partners, UNESCO Headquarters and Field Offices