Database of National Commissions for UNESCO

Asia and the Pacific

Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO
General Information
English NameTimor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO
French NameCommission nationale du Timor-Leste pour l'UNESCO
Spanish NameComision Nacional de Timor-Leste para la UNESCO
Address

c/o Ministry of Education Compound
Vila Verde
Dili
Timor-Leste

Phone+670 732 1288 (Pt)
+670 333 9667 (SG)
E-mailtlnationalcom@gmail.com; skiukaikik@yahoo.com (SG)
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameMr. Bendito Freitas*
TitleChairperson
StartedMarch 2014
Type of Appointment*ex officio
Government PostMinister of Education

NameMs Angelita Sarmento
TitleSecretary-General
StartedMarch 2014

Description
Date and Method of Creation23 April 2009
StatusGovernmental (1 Ministry)
Department attached toMinistry of Education
Structure of the CommissionThe National commission is supported by a secretariat consisting of the Secretary-General, staff as available and seconded from within the Ministry of Education
Members/Composition- Members of the Govnement:
H.E Mr Zacarias Albano da Costa, Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E Mr Paulo Assis Belo, Vice Minister of Education
H.E Virgilio smith, Secretary of State for Culture
- National Parliament Member
H.E Mirgilio Dinis Marçal, Chair of Committe F
- Academics from the University
- Representatives of Civil Society
- Representatives of the Church
General AssemblyThe National Commission shall meet no less than quarterly each year and annually jointly with the Committees
Committees/Sub-Committees Details
Periodicity4
Sub-committee Topics[X] Education
[X] Science
[X] Culture
[X] Other
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe National commission of Timor-Leste seeks ti be a partner in supporting the government of Timor-Leste in achieving the objectives it has in common with UNESCO in Education, Science, culture and communications.