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Suriname National Commission for UNESCO
General Information
English NameSuriname National Commission for UNESCO

Suriname National Commission for UNESCO
Grote Combéweg 23

E-mailnatcomsur@education.gov.sr; natcom.suriname@gmail.com
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameThe Honourable Lilian Ferrier
StartedMarch 2018

NameMs Natasia Bennanon
TitlePermanent Secretary Education
StartedAugust 2015

NameMr Roy Smith
TitleSecretary General
StartedDecember 2018

Date and Method of Creation16 June 1976 by Resolution of the Council of Ministers
StatusGovernmental (1 Ministry)
Department attached toMinistry of Education and Community Development
Documentation CentreThe National Commission has a Documentation Centre, holding mainly UNESCO publications, which is attached to the University Library.
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission is composed of the following organs:
- The General Assembly
- The Secretariat.
Members/CompositionThe National Commission consists of 5 members
General AssemblyComposed of 5 members, specialists in the fields of UNESCO competence: the Senior Official of Education; the former Permanent Secretary of Culture; the Vice-Chairperson Board of the University; a Senior journalist; and a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The General Assembly meets once a month.
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions