Appointed by the Chairperson of the National Commission.
Date and Method of Creation
13 May 1948
Governmental (1 Ministry)
Department attached to
Ministry of Education
The judicial text was accepted13/05/1976 and last revised
The organization and functioning of the National Commission were established by the Decree No. 944 of 1976.
The Documentation Centre holds mainly approximately 5 000 UNESCO, ISESCO and ALECSO publications.
Structure of the Commission
The National Commission comprises:
- The General Assembly
-The Follow-up Committee
- Six National Committees
- The Secretariat, which comprises four divisions: 1) Culture; 2) Communication and Cooperation; 3) Science; 4) Education
Composed of 25 members
Composed of nine members appointed by their concerned Ministries. It is called "Follow-up Committee" and meets twice a year or when necessary.
Composed of 25 members representing the ministries concerned (Education, Higher Education, Culture, Irrigation, Tourism, Oil, Foreign Affairs, Culture, Information, Local Administration and the Environment, Social Affairs and Labour) and governmental institutions. The General Assembly meets once a year.
Committees or Sub-Committees
Six National Committees: 1) Ethics of Specific Knowledge and Technology
(COMEST); 2) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
(IOC); 3) Bioethics; 4) Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB); 5) Hydrological Programme (IHP); 6) Information for All (IFAP)
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
La Commission syrienne coopère avec ses consoeurs de la Région des Etats arabes, notamment lors de visites, d'ateliers de travail, de sessions de formation et d'échanges d'informations. De plus, la Commission nationale collabore avec les Bureaux UNESCO du Caire (Egypt), d'Amman (Jordanie) et de Beyrouth (Liban).