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Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science
General Information
English NamePalestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science
French NameCommission nationale palestinienne pour l'Education, la Culture et la Science
Spanish NameComisión nacional de Palestina para la Educación, la Cultura y la Ciencia

P.O. Box 174
Palestinian Authority

Phone(+ 970) 22 42 10 80
Fax(+ 970) 22 420902
National Commissions Web site on unesco.orghttps://www.pncecs.plo.ps
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameDr Ali Zidan Abu Zuhri
StartedApril 2019

StartedJuly 2014

Date and Method of Creation1994
LegislationAccording to the Decision of the Executive committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on 5th August, 1985, the PLO Executive Committee Member, Head of Education and Higher Education Department, was mandated to set the special bases and necessary systems for establishing the Palestinian National Commission f or Education, Culture and Science within the framework of the Education and Higher Education Department of PLO.
Structure of the CommissionNatcom is an Independent body not a part of any ministry and belongs to the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) headed by Mr. Yahya Yakhlaf who was a previous Minister and Mr. Ismail Tellwai, Deputy Minister and the present Secretary General of NATCOM nominated by President Mahmoud Abbas. Also NATCOM is divided into three sectors, UNESCO, ALECSO and ISESCO.

Executive CommitteeThe Executive Board is consist of representatives for various governmental institutions and non-governmental organizations working in the UNESCO Fields of Competences.
General AssemblyRecently Natcom participated in 37th General conference and also Natcom participated in all UNESCO's General a samples.
Committees or Sub-CommitteesEducational Committee
Cultural Social and Human sciences Committee
Water & Environmental Committee
Palestinian Women Network in Rural areas
40 Palestinian UNESCO ASPnet Schools
16 Palestinian UNESCO Clubs
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe Commission cooperates with other national commissions at Arab regional and international levels in implementing projects, courses, seminars and symposiums on Educational, Cultural and Scientific topics as well as World Heritage.