Database of National Commissions for UNESCO

América Latina y el Caribe

Venezuela (República Bolivariana de)
Comisión Nacional Venezolana de Cooperación con la UNESCO
Información General
Nombre en inglésVenezuelan National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO
Nombre en españolComisión Nacional Venezolana de Cooperación con la UNESCO
Dirección

Avenida Universidad, Esquina de San Francisco
Edificio Centro Mercantil, Piso 4
CARACAS
Distrito Capital 1010
República Bolivariana de Venezuela

Teléfono(58-212) 484-9756


Fax(58-212) 484-9841
Correo electróniconatcom.venezuela1@gmail.com
Sitio Web de Comisiones Nacionaleshttp://www.cncu.gob.ve
Lengua de correspondenciaESPAÑOL
Dirigentes
NombreSr. Francisco de Asis Sesto Novoas *
TítuloHonorary President
par interim[X]
Fecha de ElecciónJanuary 2004
Duración del mandato---------
Comenzó
Tipo de ElecciónBy the law
Puesto GubernamentalOtra

NombreS.E. Sr. Jorge Valero
TítuloPresidente
Fecha de ElecciónSept. 2007
Duración del mandato
ComenzóSeptiembre 2007
Tipo de ElecciónEx officio
Puesto GubernamentalOtra

Mr Jorge Valero, President, 2007

NombreSr Porfirio PESTANA DE BARROS
TítuloSecretario General
ComenzóMarzo 2014

NombreSr. Javier Díaz
TítuloSubsecretario General
Fecha de ElecciónFebruary 2006
Duración del mandato
ComenzóFebrero 2006
Tipo de ElecciónDiplomatic

Descripción
Fecha y Modalidad de Creación17 August 1948
EstatutoGubernamental (1 Ministerio)
Ministerio de TutelaMinistry of Foreign Affairs
Fechas de LegislaciónEl texto judicial fue aceptado08/04/1980 y revisado por última vez el
LegislaciónThe National Commission is governed by a joint Resolution of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores) and the Ministry of Education (1980). The National Commission now depends on the General Directorate of the Cultural Relations Sector (Ministry for Foreign Affairs).
Centro de documentaciónThe National Commission pays particular attention to its information functions and to the distribution of data concerning the various fields of UNESCO’s activities. The Documentation Centre of the Commission, which comprises UNESCO publications and books, periodicals and archives (approximately 2 500 publications) of the Commission , the Ministry of External Relations as well as other governmental departments working in relation with UNESCO, is regularly consulted by school and university students, teachers, scholars, and other interested persons.
Estructura de la ComisiónThe National Commission is composed of the following organs:
- The General Assembly, which meets regularly;
- The Executive Committee
- The Secretariat.
Miembros/ComposiciónThe Commission has four ex-officio Honorary Presidents. This unique structure shows the importance the Government attaches to the National Commission's work. The Commission is composed of members from various governmental departments and ministries specialized in the fields of UNESCO's competence, as well as representatives of museums, universities, non-governmental organizations, and ex-Permanent Delegates of Venezuela to UNESCO. The members meet regularly in Plenary.
Comité EjecutivoComposed of 25 members representing the National Committees. The Executive Committee meets at least twice a year.
Asamblea GeneralComposed of 65 members representing various ministries (Foreign Affairs, Education, Higher Education, Culture, Environment, Science and Technology, Popular Participation and Social Development, Communication and Information, Planning and Development), the civil society, universities, and public and private institutions.
Thee General Assembly meets twice a year.
Comités o SubcomitésThe Commission has seven National Committees: 1) Education for All; 2) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); 3) Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB); 4) Against Illicit Traffic of Cultural Properties; 5) Memory of the World Programme; 6) Cultural Diversity; 7) Information for All and Communication Development
Detalles sobre los Subcomités
Cantidad de Comités o Subcomités7
PeriodicidadOnce a month.
Temas de Subcomités[X] Educación
[X] Ciencias
[X] Ciencias Sociales
[X] Cultura
[X] Comunicación
Interacción con UNESCO y otras Comisiones Nacionales
DescripciónThe Venezuelan National Commission collaborates with a number of National Commissions within and outside its region. The Commission also collaborates with the International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) and maintains working relations with the UNESCO Field Offices in Santiago (Chile), Montevideo (Uruguay), Quito (Ecuador) and Lima (Peru), amongst others.