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Czech Commission for UNESCO (Ceska Komise pro UNESCO)
General Information
English NameCzech Commission for UNESCO (Ceska Komise pro UNESCO)
Address

Rytírská 31
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Phone(420) 221.610.126
(420) 224 186 126
Fax(420) 221.610.122
E-mailunesco@mzv.cz
National Commissions Web site on unesco.orghttp://www.mzv.cz/unesco (in Czech and English)
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameProf Stanislav Stech
TitlePresident
StartedFebruary 2017

NameMs Radka Bordes
TitleSecretary-General
StartedSeptember 2016

Description
Date and Method of CreationJune 1994
StatusSemi_Governmental
Legislation DatesThe judicial text was accepted01/06/1994 and last revised 11/02/1999
LegislationThe Statutes of the Commission were adopted by the Government Decree n° 299.
The Czech Commission for UNESCO was officially established as a semi-autonomous body in June 1994 and re-structured in February 1999 and again re-structured in May 2003.
Documentation CentreSince its opening, the Documentation Centre of the Commission has acquired more than 35 000 publications which have been mainly provided by UNESCO, other National Commissions and partner NGOs. The Centre is administered by a professional librarian and consulted annually by approximately 300 visitors (students, academics, and civil servants).
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission consists of the following bodies:
- The General Assembly
- The Executive Committee comprising 12 members
- Four Sub-Committees dealing with: (1) Education; (2) Science; (3) Culture; and (4) Information, Communication and Informatics.
- The Secretariat.
Members/CompositionThe National Commissioon is composed of 55 members representing various government departments, Ministries, institutions specialised in the fields of UNESCO's competence, and prominent individuals. The Commission meets in Plenary on average twice a year.
Executive CommitteeThe Executive Committee has 12 members: the Chairman, Secretary-General, representatives of Ministries, and the Chairpersons of the sub-committees.
General AssemblyThe General Assembly has 47 members representing 3 categories: Ministries, important national institutions, including NGOs and media and individuals. They meet a minimum of twice a year (average 3 - 4 times a year).
Committees or Sub-CommitteesThere are 4 sub-committees: Education, Science, Culture and Information, Communication and Informatics. The sub-committees are composed of members of the National Commission who are willing to participate in their work, as well as other experts who are not members of the National Commission.
Committees/Sub-Committees Details
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees4
Sub-committee Topics[X] Education
[X] Science
[X] Culture
[X] Communication
[X] Other
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe Czech Commission collaborates with other National Commissions for UNESCO of the Europe Region (Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia) and maintains good working relations with the UNESCO Field Office of Venice (Italy).