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Afghanistan


Afghan National Commission for UNESCO

Président honoraire

Dr Assadullah Hanif Balkhi

July 2015

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Mr Mohammad Shakir Habibyar

May 2016



Albania


Commission nationale albanaise pour l' UNESCO

President

Ms Besa Shahini

January 2019

Secretary-General

Mr Sokol Gjoka

February 2017



Algeria


Commission nationale algérienne pour l'éducation, la science et la culture

Présidente

S.Exc. Madame Nouria BENGHABRIT

May 2014

Deputy Minister of Education
Secrétaire général

Mr Mourad Mahmoudi

August 2015



Andorra


Comissió Nacional Andorrana per a la UNESCO

President

M. Joseph DALLERÈS CODINA

June 2016

Secrétaire général

M. Jean-Michel Armengol Petit

April 1998



Angola


Commission nationale angolaise pour l'UNESCO

Président

Mme Maria Cândida Teixeira

October 2010

Minister of Education
Secrétaire permanent

Alexandre De Sousa Costa

October 2018



Anguilla


Ministry of Finance, Economic Development Investment Commerce and Tourism

Antigua and Barbuda


Antigua and Barbuda National Commission for UNESCO

Chaiperson

The Hon. Michael Browne

June 2014

Secretary-General

Dr. Reginald Murphy

August 2008



Argentina


Comisión Nacional Argentina de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidente

Excmo. Sr. Don Alejandro Oscar FINOCCHIARO

July 2017

Secretario

Dr. Francisco MIGUENS CAMPOS

February 2016



Armenia


Armenian National Commission for UNESCO

President

Mr Zohrab Mnatsakanian*

May 2018

Secretary-General a.i.

Mrs. Lena TERZIKYAN

June 2019



Aruba


Aruba National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

The Hon. Dr. Armando R. Lampe

August 2018

Secretary-General

Ms Zetsia Ponson

January 2017

Secretary General

Ms. Zetsia Ponson

June 2016



Australia


Australian National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Ms Kylie Walker

October 2017

Secretary General

Ms Sue Moore

June 2018



Austria


Austrian Commission for UNESCO

President

Dr. Sabine Haag

February 2018

Secretary-General

Ms Patrizia Jankovic

August 2019



Azerbaijan


National Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Elmar Mammadyarov*

December 2000

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Secretary-General

Mr Elnur Sultanov

May 2017



Bahamas


Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO

Secretary General

Deidre L. Bevans

July 2019



Bahrain


Bahrain National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr Majed Ali Al Noaimi *

November 2002

Minister of Education
Secretary General

Mrs Lubna Selaibeekh

December 2014



Bangladesh


Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr. Dipu Moni, M.P

January 2019

Minister of Education
Secretary General

Mr. Md Sohorab Hossain

December 2015



Barbados


Barbados National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Ms Allisandra Cummins

June 1998

Representative of Barbados on the Executive Board of UNESCO
Deputy Chairperson

Mrs Karen Best

January 2018

Secretary General

Mrs Joycelyn Sealy

January 2018



Belarus


Commission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO

President

Mr Vladimir Makei*

August 2013

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Belgium


Commissions belges pour l'UNESCO

Président de la Commission flamande pour l’UNESCO

Prof. Marc Vervenne

June 2010

Président de la Commission belge francophone et germanophone pour l’UNESCO

M. Philippe Busquin

May 2008

Secrétaire général de la Commission belge francophone et germanophone pour l’UNESCO

M. Marien Faure

May 2008

Secrétaire général de la Commission flamande pour l’UNESCO

M. Lukas Van Damme

July 2018



Belize


Belize National Commission for UNESCO

President

Hon. Patrick Faber *

January 2009

Minister of Education
Vice-President

Hon. Pablo Marin

January 2009

Secretary General

Mr Roosvelt Blades

August 2017



Benin


Commission nationale béninoise pour l'UNESCO (CNBU)

Ministre des Enseignements Maternel et Primaire

Monsieur Salimane KARIMOU

April 2016

Secrétaire générale

Madame Adélaïde Fassinou Allagbada

February 2017



Bhutan


Bhutan National Commission for UNESCO

Minister of Education

H.E. Mr Jai Bir Rai

February 2019

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Mr Karma Yeshey

July 2016



Bolivia (Plurinational State of)


Comisión Nacional Boliviana para la UNESCO

Presidente

Lic. Roberto Ivan AGUILAR GOMEZ

November 2008

Minister of Education
Secrétaire général

Rosemery Mamani Ortiz

May 2019



Bosnia and Herzegovina


National Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina for UNESCO

President

Mr Adil Osmanovic*

January 2016

Secretary-General

Ms Biljana Camur Veselinovic

January 2016



Botswana


Botswana National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Alfred Madigele

January 2017

Secretary General

Mrs Nsosang Mhutsiwa

October 2016

Permanent Secretary

Mr Theophilius Mooko

June 2016



Brazil


Division of United Nations III of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chief of the Division of United Nations III of the Minnistry of Foreign Affairs

Ricardo Rizo

June 2019



British Virgin Islands


British Virgin Islands National Commission for UNESCO

Chairman

Hon. Natalio Wheatley

March 2019

Minister of Education and Culture
Secretary-General

Dr Allison Flax-Archer

January 2009



Brunei Darussalam


Brunei Darussalam National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Hon. Dato Hamzah Sulaiman

February 2019

Secretary-General

Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati Haji Tajuddin

February 2019



Bulgaria


Commission nationale de la République de Bulgarie pour l'UNESCO

President

Mr Yuri Shterk*

June 2017

Vice President

Ms Maria Spasova

November 2015

Secretary-General

Mr Hristo Georgiev

January 2019



Burkina Faso


Commission nationale burkinabé pour l'UNESCO

President

M. Alkassoum MAIGA

February 2017

Secrétaire général

Monsieur Sanmalmé Aristide DABIRE

August 2014



Burundi


Commission nationale du Burundi pour l'UNESCO

Présidente

Dr. Janvière NDIRAHISHA

August 2015

Ministre de l'Education, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique
Secrétaire éxecutive p.i

Mme Celine Nimbona

November 2017



Cabo Verde


Commission nationale cap-verdienne pour l'UNESCO

Président

M. Abraão Vicente

March 2018

Ministre de la Culture et des industries creatives
Secrétaire éxecutive

M. Bruno Soumah

August 2018



Cambodia


Commission nationale du Cambodge pour l'UNESCO

Chairperson

H.E. Ms Dr. Phoeurng Sackona

January 2019

Secretary-General

M. LIM Bunhok

March 2019



Cameroon


Commission nationale du Cameroun pour l'UNESCO

Présidente

Mr Laurent Serge ETOUNDI NGOA

May 2009

Ministre de l'Education de base
Secrétaire général

M. Sally MAIRIGA

 



Canada


Canadian Commission for UNESCO

President

Liette Vasseur

June 2018

Professor in the School of Architecture
Vice-President

Ms. Mireille Apollon

September 2018

Secretary-General

Mr Sébastien Goupil

August 2016



Central African Republic


Commission nationale centrafricaine pour l'UNESCO

Président

S. Exc. M. Moukadas NOURE

October 2015

Secrétaire générale

Mme Georgette Florence Koyt-Deballe

January 2016



Chad


Commission nationale tchadienne pour l'UNESCO

Président

M. Aboubakar Assidick TCHOMORA

June 2018

Ministre des Enseignements secondaires et des formations professionnelles
Secrétaire général

M. Abdelkérim Adoum Bahar

May 2007



Chile


Comisión Nacional Chilena de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidenta

Excma. Sra. Doña Marcela Cubillos

August 2018

Secretario Ejecutivo

Sr Enrique Laval Zaldívar

April 2018



China


National Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO

Chair

Mr Tian Xuejun

March 2017

Secretary-General

Mr. Qin Changwei

May 2018



Colombia


Comisión Colombiana de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidente

Excmo. Sr. D. Carlos Holmes Trujillo García

August 2018

Secretaria ejecutiva de la Comisión Nacional de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Sra. Tatiana María García Correa

October 2018



Comoros


Commission nationale des Comores pour l'UNESCO

Président

M SALIM MOHAMED ABDEREMANE

September 2018

Secrétaire général

M MOHAMED RADJAY MOUSTOIFA SAID

October 2017



Congo


Commission nationale congolaise pour l'UNESCO

Président

M. Bruno Jean Richard Itoua

April 2016

Secrétaire général

M. Gabriel Bokoumaka

January 2008



Cook Islands


Cook Islands National Commission for UNESCO

Chair

Mr Henry Tuakeu Puna

October 2015

Secretary General (acting)

Ms Danielle Cochrane

December 2017



Costa Rica


Comisión Costarricense de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidenta de la Comisión Nacional

Guiselle Cruz Maduro

July 2019

Presidenta del Comité Ejecutivo

Adriana Sequeira Gómez

May 2019

Secretario General

Fernando Montoya Fernández

September 2018



Côte d'Ivoire


Commission nationale ivoirienne pour l'UNESCO

Présidente

Mme Kandia Kamissoko Camara*

January 2012

Minister of Education
Secrétaire général

Docteur SORO N'golo Aboudou

July 2017



Croatia


Croatian Commission for UNESCO

President

Mr Radoslav Tomić

March 2015

Deputy President

Kresimir Nemec

December 2004

Secretary-General

Ms Rut Carek

July 2004



Cuba


Comisión Nacional Cubana para la UNESCO

Presidente

Sr Oscar León

October 2016



Curaçao


Curaçao National Commission

Chairperson

The Hon. Marilyn M. Alcala-Wallé

April 2017

Minister of Education
Secretary General

Ms Marva C. Browne

October 2010



Cyprus


Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO

President

Ms Loukia Hadjigavriel

March 2006

Secretary-General

Mr Pavlos Paraskevas

November 2009



Czechia


Czech Commission for UNESCO (Ceska Komise pro UNESCO)

President

Prof Stanislav Stech

February 2017

Minister of Education
Secrétaire générale

René Zelený

October 2018



Democratic People's Republic of Korea


National Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for UNESCO

President

Mr Pak Myong Guk

December 2016

Secretary-General

Mr KIM Chang Min

May 2015

Director--General, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Democratic Republic of the Congo


Commission nationale de la République démocratique du Congo pour l'UNESCO

Président

M. Gaston Musemena

January 2017

Secrétaire permanent

M. Liema Ibongo-Botie Lazare

February 2012



Denmark


The Danish National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Bo Manderup-Jensen

September 2016

Secretary-General

Ms Anna Enemark

August 2018



Djibouti


Commission nationale de Djibouti pour l'UNESCO

Président

M. Moustapha Mohamed MAHAMOUD

May 2016

Minister of Education
Secrétaire général

M. Mahamoud-Issé MAHDI

September 2016



Dominica


Dominica National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Hon. Peter Saint-Jean *

January 2010

Secrétaire général

Ms Gretta Roberts

July 2018



Dominican Republic


Comisión Nacional Dominicana para la UNESCO

Presidente

Arq. Eduardo Selman

May 2018

Secretario General

Dr. Luis O. Brea Franco

May 2017



Ecuador


Comisión Nacional Ecuatoriana de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidente

Excma.Sra. Doña Mireya Muñoz

 2018

Secretaria General

Sra. Consuelo Beatriz Barrera Nieto

November 2018



Egypt


Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO

President

H.E. Mr Khaled Abdel Ghaffar

February 2017

Secretary-General

Dr Ghada ABDELBARY

January 2019



El Salvador


Comisión Nacional Salvadoreña de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidente

Excma. Sra. Karla Evelyn Hanania de Varela

June 2019

Secretario Ejecutivo

Lic. Francisco Humberto Castaneda

October 2014

Deputy Minister of Education


Equatorial Guinea


National Commission for UNESCO of Equatorial Guinea

Président

M. Jesus Engonga Ndong

May 2015

Secretario general

Monsieur Santiago Bivini Mangue

 



Eritrea


Eritrea National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Semere Russom *

May 2007

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Mrs Mehret Lyob

December 2018



Estonia


Estonian National Commission for UNESCO (UNESCO Eesti Rahvuslik Komisjon)

Chairperson

Dr Kristin Kuutma

February 2008

Secretary-General

Ms Kerli Gutman

January 2012



Eswatini


Swaziland National Commission for UNESCO

President

Hon Dr. Phineas L. Magagula

December 2014

Chairperson, Principal Secretary

Mr Patrick Muir

September 2008



Ethiopia


Ethiopian National Office for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr Tilaye Gete

October 2016

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Mr. Mebratu Berhan Berhe

May 2008



Faroes


Faroese National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Sigurd i Jakupsstovu

May 2012

Secretary-General

Mr Martin Naes

May 2012



Fiji


Fiji National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Hon. Rosy Sofia Akbar

December 2018

Permanent secretary

Ms. Alison Burchell

March 2018



Finland


Finnish National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Ms Jutta Urpilainen

January 2015

Vice-Chairperson

Mr Jussi Nuorteva

March 2011

Director of The International Cultural Centre Caisa
Secretary-General

Ms Zabrina Holmström

September 1995

Counsellor and Deputy Director for International Relations of the Ministry of Education and Culture.


France


Commission nationale française pour l'UNESCO

Président

M. Yves SAINT-GEOURS

March 2019

Vice-présidente

Mme Mercedes ERRA

December 2014

Secrétaire général

M. Alexandre NAVARRO

January 2018



Gabon


Commission nationale gabonaise pour l'UNESCO

Président

S.Exc. M. Michel MENGA M’ESSONE

September 2015

Secrétaire Général

M. Jean Claude Engo Bekui

January 2018



Gambia


Gambia National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mrs Claudiana Ayo Cole

March 2017

Minister of Basic and Secondary Education
Vice-Chairperson

Nana Grey Johnson

January 2018

Secretary-General

Mr Ousmane Senghor

June 2017



Georgia


Georgian National Commission for UNESCO

President

Mr David Zalkaliani*

June 2018

Vice-President

Ms Khatuna Tatladze

September 2015

Secretary-General

Ms Ketevan Kandelaki

May 2006



Germany


German Commission for UNESCO

President

Ms Prof Dr Maria Böhmer

June 2018

Vice-President

Prof. Dr. Christoph Wulf

November 2014

Secretary-General

Mr Roland Bernecker

December 2004



Ghana


Ghana National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

February 2017

Minister of Education
Chief Director and Vice Chairperson

Mr Enoch H. Cobbinah

April 2013

Secretary-General

Mrs Ama Serwah Nerquaye-Tetteh

March 2017



Greece


Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO

President

Ms Ekaterini Tzitzikosta

October 2004

Vice Chairperson

Ms Theano Demesticha

October 2004



Grenada


Grenada National Commission for UNESCO

President

The Honourable Emmalin Pierre

March 2018

Acting Secretary-General

Ms Kisha Gellineau

June 2015



Guatemala


Comisión Nacional Guatemalteca de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidente

Excmo. Sr. D. Oscar Hugo LÓPEZ RIVAS

January 2016

Secretaria General

Sra. Sara Peralta de Rodríguez

April 2016



Guinea


Commission nationale guinéenne pour l'UNESCO

Président

M Abdoulaye Yéro BALDE*

January 2016

Ministre de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique


Guinea-Bissau


Commission nationale pour l'UNESCO de la République de Guinée-Bissau

Président

S.Exc. M. Aristides Ocanti da Silva *

January 2009

Ministre de l'Education nationale, de la Culture et de la Science
Vice-Président

M. Antonio Oscar Barbosa

January 2009

Secrétaire exécutif

M. Policarpo Marcos LOPES

July 2010



Guyana


Guyana National Commission for UNESCO

Secretary General

Ms. Patrice La Fleur

July 2017



Haiti


Commission nationale haïtienne de coopération avec l'UNESCO

Président

Monsieur Pierre Josué Agénor CADET

March 2017

Secrétaire général

M. Jean Coulanges

April 2004



Honduras


Comisión Hondureña de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidente

Excmo. Sr. Don Arnaldo BUESO

January 2019

Minister of Education
Secretaria Permanente

Sra. Hilda Muñoz Tábora

May 2010



Hungary


Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO

President

Dr Miklós Réthelyi

June 2012

Secretary-General

Dr Gábor Soós

April 2016



Iceland


Icelandic National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Ms Saeunn Stefánsdóttir

March 2019

Secretary-General

Ms Áslaug Dóra Eyjólfsdóttir

May 2012

counsellor


India


Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO

Minister of Human Resource Development

H.E. Shri Prakash Javadekar

July 2016

Secretary-General

Mr. R. Subrahmanyam

December 2018



Indonesia


Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Muhadjir Effendy

July 2016

Minister of Education and Culture
Executive Chairman

Prof. Dr. H. Arief Rachman

February 2002



Iran (Islamic Republic of)


Iranian National Commission for UNESCO

President

Dr Mansour Gholami

October 2017

Minister of Science


Iraq


Iraqi National Commission for UNESCO

Président

S. Exc. Dr Mohamed Iqbal Omar MAHMOUD

September 2014

Secretary General a.i.

Mahmood Hussain Al-Qaisy

July 2019



Ireland


Irish National Commission for UNESCO

Co-ordinator of National Commission

Ms Roseann Gilligan

April 2016



Italy


Commission nationale italienne pour l'UNESCO

President

Mr Franco Bernabè

April 2016

Secretary-General

Mr Enrico Vicenti

April 2016



Jamaica


Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

H. E. Ms. Olivia Grange, CD, MP

March 2016

Secretary-General

Everton Hannam, JP

October 2004



Japan


Japanese National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Yuichiro Anzai

December 2013

Secretary-General

Ms Mami OYAMA

October 2018



Jordan


Jordan National Commission for Education, Culture and Science

Chairperson

Prof. Walid Maani

June 2018

Minister of Education
Secretary General

Mrs Ibtisam Aqab Ayoub

March 2017



Kazakhstan


Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Arystanbek Mukhamediuly

May 2014

Minister of Culture
Secretary-General

Mrs Dinara Izanova

January 2018



Kenya


Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr Amina C. Mohamed

January 2018

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
Secretary-General

Ms Evangeline Njoka

August 2012



Kiribati


Kiribati National Commission for UNESCO

Chair

Hon. Mr David Collins

June 2017

Permanent Secretary

Ms Bwakura Metutera Timeon

July 2018



Kuwait


Kuwait National Commission for UNESCO

Président

M. Hamed Al-Azemi

February 2018

Acting Secretary-General

Mr Khaled Al-Rashed

December 2017



Kyrgyzstan


National Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO

Secretary-General

Ms Sabira Soltongeldieva

February 2017



Lao People's Democratic Republic


Commission nationale lao pour l'UNESCO

Minister of Education and Sports, President of the National Commission of Laos for UNESCO

Ms Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun

June 2016

Secretary-General

Mr. Somboun Masouvanh

March 2012



Latvia


Latvian National Commission for UNESCO

President

Mr Nauris Puntulis

August 2019

Minister of Culture
Vice President

Mr Kārlis Šadurskis

December 2016

Minister of Education and Science
Vice President

Mr Edgars Rinkēvičs

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Secretary-General

Ms Baiba Moļņika

September 2016



Lebanon


Commission nationale libanaise pour l'éducation, la science et la culture (UNESCO)

Président

Mr. Henri Awit

March 2008

Secrétaire générale

Dr Tala Zein

May 2018



Lesotho


Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr Ntoi Rapapa

June 2018

Minister of Education and Training
Deputy Chairperson

Ms Ntsebe Kokome

July 2005

Secretary-General

Ms Palesa Montsi

March 2012



Liberia


Liberian National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr George Werner

August 2015

Secretary-General

Mr Sam E. Hare, Jr

February 2014



Libya


Libyan National Commission for Education, Science and Culture

Président

Mr Othman Abdel Jalil Mohamed

November 2016

Secretary-General

Mr Abdulmunem Emhemed Abulayha

March 2018



Lithuania


Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Prof. Dr. Jonas Ruškus

March 2018

Secretary-General

Ms Asta Junevičiené

August 2015



Luxembourg


Commission nationale du Luxembourg pour la coopération avec l'UNESCO

Présidente

Madame Simone BECK

September 2015

Secrétaire général

Madame Catherine DECKER

September 2015



Madagascar


Commission nationale malgache pour l'UNESCO (CNM/UNESCO)

Président

Mme Marie Thérèse VOLAHAINGO

June 2018

Secrétaire général

M. Achille Aimé RAZAFINDRAMOSA

August 2018



Malawi


Malawi National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr Emmanuel Fabiano

December 2014



Malaysia


Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Hon. Dr. Maszlee bin Malik

May 2018

Vice Chairperson

Dato’ Dr. Mohd Gazali bin Abas

May 2018

Secretary-General

Mr Mohammad Sanusi bin Abdul Karim

March 2019



Maldives


Maldives National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr Aishath Ali

January 2018

Secretary-General

Mr Ahmed Mausoom

January 2018



Mali


Commission nationale malienne pour l'UNESCO

Présidente

Professeur Abinou TEME

July 2016

Ministre de l'Education Supérieure
Secrétaire générale

Dr Diallo Kadia MAIGA

August 2017



Malta


Maltese National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr Raymond Bondin

November 2017

Executive Secretary

Mr Philip Cassar

October 2014



Marshall Islands


Marshall Islands National Commission for UNESCO

Chair

Hon. Wilbur Heine

May 2016

Deputy Minister of Education
Secretary General

Ms Evelyn Konou

May 2016



Mauritania


Commission nationale mauritanienne pour l'éducation, la culture et les sciences

Président

M. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed

June 2018

Secrétaire général

M Ismail Ould CHOUAIB

March 2014



Mauritius


Mauritius National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun

November 2018



Mexico


Comision Mexicana de Cooperacion con la UNESCO - CONALMEX

Presidente

Excmo. Sr. D. Esteban MOCTEZUMA BARRAGÁN

December 2018

Minister of Education
Secrétaire générale

Mme. María Edith Bernáldez Reyes

December 2018



Micronesia (Federated States of)


National Commission for UNESCO of the Federated States of Micronesia

Chairman

Mr Wayne Mendiola

January 2014

Secretary General

Mr Augustine Kohler

January 2014



Monaco


Commission nationale monégasque pour l'UNESCO

Présidente

Mme Geneviève Vatrican

May 2012

Vice-Président

Mgr. Bernard Barsi

November 2006

Secrétaire général

M. Jean-Charles Curau

 



Mongolia


Commission nationale de la Mongolie pour l'UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Tsogtbaatar Damdin

October 2017

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Secretary-General

Ms Uyanga Sukhbaatar

September 2016



Montenegro


Commission nationale du Monténégro pour l'UNESCO

President

Mr Branislav Micunovic

May 2008

Secretary-General

Ms Milica Nikolic

January 2017



Morocco


Commission nationale marocaine pour l'éducation, la culture et les sciences

Président

S. Exc. Monsieur Saïd AMZAZI

April 2019

Vice-président

M Lahcen DAOUDI

October 2013

Ministre de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Formation des Cadres
Secrétaire général

M. Abdeljalil Lahjomri

November 2015

Ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la coopération internationale


Mozambique


Mozambique National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Ms Conceita Ernesto Xavier Sortane

January 2016

Minister of Education
Secretary General

Ms Élia dos Anjos Vaz Bila

February 2014



Myanmar


Myanmar National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr. Myo Thein Gyi

October 2016

Deputy Minister of Education
Secretary General

Dr Kyi Shwin

October 2016

Rector


Namibia


Namibia National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi

January 2016

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Mr Roderick April

July 2016



Nauru


Nauru National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Honourable Charmaine Scotty, M.P.

September 2014

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Mrs Jerielyn Teleni

February 2011



Nepal


Nepal National Commission for UNESCO

Chairman

Honorable Giriraj Mani Pokharel (Mr)

March 2018

Secretary General

Mr. Khaga Raj Baral

April 2018



Netherlands


Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Ms Andrée van Es

October 2014

Secretary-General

Ms Marielies Schelhaas

August 2015



New Zealand


New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Ms Robyn Baker

December 2016

Secretary-General

Ms Vicki Soanes

December 2016



Nicaragua


Comisión Nacional Nicaraguense de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidente

Sra. Da Miriam Raudez

February 2011

Minister of Education
Permanent Secretary

Señor Miguel De Castilla Urbina

July 2014



Niger


Commission nationale nigérienne pour l'UNESCO et l'ISESCO

Président

M. Daouda Marthe

November 2018

Secrétaire Exécutif

Malam Almajiri Djibrin

November 2018



Nigeria


Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO

President

H. E. Mr Mallam Adamu Adamu

November 2015

Secretary-General

Mr. Kehinde A. Ayotunde

September 2017



Niue


Niue National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Hon. Pokota Ikiua Lalotoa Sipeli *

February 2012

Minister of Education
Interim Secretary General

Ms Birtha Togahai

January 2014



North Macedonia


National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of North Macedonia

President

Mr Robert Alagjozovski*

June 2017

Minister of Culture
Secretary-General

Ms. Biljana Prentoska, MA

May 2018



Norway


Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO

President

Ms Tora Aasland

January 2013

County Governor of Rogaland
Vice President

Mr Espen Hernes

January 2018

Secretary-General

Ms Tanja Kristine Hegge

September 2012



Oman


Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and Science

Chairperson

Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed bin Nasser AL SHAIBANIYA

February 2011

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Mr Mohammed Saleem Al Yaqoubi

September 2012



Pakistan


Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO

Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training and Chairperson of the National Commission for UNESCO

Mr Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman

October 2014

Minister of State for Education
Secretary General

Mr Iftikhar Ahmad Babar

January 2018



Palau


National Commission of the Republic of Palau for UNESCO

Chairperson

Hon. Baklai Temengil

October 2013

Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs
Secretary-General

Mr Andrew Tabelual

December 2014

Director, Bureau of Education Administration, Ministry of Education of Palau


Palestine


Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science

President

Dr Ali Zidan Abu Zuhri

April 2019





July 2014



Panama


Comisión Panameña de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidente

Ing. Ricardo Pinzón

July 2014

Secretario general

Excmo. sr. D. Flavio G. Méndez

November 2017



Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea National Commission for UNESCO

Chaiperson

Mr Nick Kuman*

February 2014

Minister of Education
Secretary General

Mr Wesley J. Lakain

February 2017



Paraguay


Comisión Nacional Paraguaya de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Presidente

Sr Raúl Antonio Ramón Aguilera Mendez

January 2018

Secretario general

Sr. Javier Albino Alcaraz Cabral

October 2018



Peru


Comisión Nacional Peruana de Cooperación con la UNESCO

President

Excmo Sr. D. Daniel Alfaro Paredes

April 2018

Secretaria General

Sra. Odette Germaine Herbozo Nory

June 2018



Philippines


UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines

Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Chairperson of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines

Hon. ALAN PETER CAYETANO

March 2017

Secretary-General of the Philippine National Commission for UNESCO

LILA RAMOS SHAHANI

October 2016



Poland


Commission nationale polonaise pour l'UNESCO

President

Prof. Jacek Purchla

July 2015

Secretary-General

Mr Slawomir Ratajski

March 2007



Portugal


Commission nationale portugaise pour l'UNESCO

President

H.E. Amb. José Filipe Moraes Cabral

February 2018

Secretary-General

Ms Rita Brasil de Brito

May 2013



Qatar


Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science

President

Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi*

January 2014

Minister of Education
Secretary General

Dr. Hamda Hassan Al-Sulaiti

June 2014



Republic of Korea


Korean National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Ms Yoo Eun-hye

June 2019

Secretary-General

Mr Kwangho KIM

December 2016



Republic of Moldova


Commission nationale de la République de Moldova pour l'UNESCO

President

Ms Monica Babuc*

May 2013

Minister of Culture
Secretary-General

Prof. Constantin Rusnac

October 1993



Romania


Commission nationale de Roumanie pour l'UNESCO

President

Mr Valentin Popa*

January 2018

Secretary-General

Mr Ani Matei

April 2011



Russian Federation


Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO

President

Mr Sergei Lavrov*

April 2004

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Vice-Chairperson

Mr Vladimir E. Fortov

 2004

Secretary-General

Mr Grigory Ordzhonikidze

 2003



Rwanda


Commission nationale rwandaise pour l'UNESCO (CNRU)

President

Mr Eugene Mutimura

December 2017

Minister of Education
Vice President

Dr Marie-Christine Gasingirwa

September 2011

Secrétaire Général

M. Albert Mutesa

February 2018



Saint Kitts and Nevis


Saint Kitts and Nevis National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Hon. Shawn Richards

April 2015

Secretary-General

Mr Antonio Maynard

January 2004



Saint Lucia


Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO

President

The Honorable Dr Gale Rigobert

June 2016

Secretary-General

Ms Marcia Symphorien

November 2009



Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

The Honourable St. Clair Prince

January 2016

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Ms Janeil Henry

December 2009



Samoa


Samoa National Commission for UNESCO

Chair

Hon. Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio

May 2016

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Mrs Karoline Afamasaga-Fuatai

May 2016

Chief Executive Officer


San Marino


Commission nationale de Saint-Marin pour l'UNESCO

Présidente

Mme Martina Bollini

May 2019

Secrétaire générale

Madame Patrizia De Luca

February 2017



Sao Tome and Principe


Commission nationale de Sao Tomé-et-Principe pour l'UNESCO

Président

S. Exc. M. Olinto da Silva e Sousa DAIO *

September 2010

Minister of Education
Secrétaire générale

Mme Sonia Almeida de Ceita Carvalho

March 2015



Saudi Arabia


Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science

Chairman

Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa

January 2016

acting Secretary-General

Dr. Mansour DaifAllah ALOSAIMI

December 2012



Senegal


Commission nationale du Sénégal pour l'UNESCO

Président

Mr Mamadou Talla,

April 2019

Minister of Education
Secrétaire général

M. Aliou LY

September 2010



Serbia


Commission of the Republic of Serbia for UNESCO

President

Prof. Dr. Goran Milasinovic

April 2015

Secretary-General

Ms Aleksandra Kovač

January 2019



Seychelles


Seychelles National Commission for UNESCO

Président

Mme Jeanne Simeon

November 2018

Secretary-General

Mrs HOAREAU Marie-Reine Louise

July 2007

Advisor for International Relations of the Ministry of Education


Sierra Leone


Sierra Leone National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

H.E. Dr. Minkailu Bah *

October 2007

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Mr B.I.S. Konneh

January 1993



Singapore


Singapore National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Ms Grace Fu

October 2015

Secretary-General

Mrs Rosa Daniel

April 2014

Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth


Sint Maarten


Sint Maarten National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

The Hon. Mr Wycliffe Smith

June 2018

Secretary-General

Ms Marcellia Henry

September 2012



Slovakia


Slovak Commission for UNESCO

President

Mr Miroslav Lajčák*

October 2016

Secretary-General

Mrs. Viera Grigová

July 2019



Slovenia


Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO

President

Prof. Dr. Radovan Stanislav Pejovnik

May 2011

Secretary-General

Ms Marjutka Hafner

November 2006



Solomon Islands


Solomon Islands National Commission for UNESCO

Chair

Hon. Mr. John Moffat Fugui

May 2016

Secretary-General

Dr Franco Rodie

May 2016



Somalia


Somali National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

H.E Abdullahi Godah Barre

February 2019

Minister of Education
Secretary General

Ahmed Hassan Yusuf

February 2019



South Africa


South African National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Prof. Ihron Rensburg

January 2018

Deputy Chairperson

Prof. S. Makhanya

April 2009

Secretary-General

Mr Carlton Mukwevho

March 2013



Spain


Comisión Nacional Española de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Secretary-General

Ms Belén Llera Cermeño

April 2019



Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO

Chairman

Hon Akila Viraj Kariyawasam*

January 2015

Minister of Education
Vice-Chairman

Mr Sunil Hettiaarachchi

January 2017

Secretary-General

Mr Premalal Ratnaweera

June 2018



Sudan


Sudanese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture

Chairperson

H.E. Mrs. Mashair Ahmed Elamin

January 2018

Secretary-General

Mr Abdulgadir Muhammad Hassan Noureddin

November 2013



Suriname


Suriname National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

The Honourable Lilian Ferrier

March 2018

Permanent Secretary Education

Ms Natasia Bennanon

August 2015

Secretary General

Mr Roy Smith

December 2018



Sweden


Swedish National Commission for UNESCO (Svenska Unescorådet )

Chairperson

Ms Lena Sommestad

February 2018

Vice Chairperson

Mr Niclas Lindberg

February 2018

Secretary-General

Mr Mats Djurberg

June 2010



Switzerland


Commission suisse pour l'UNESCO

Président

M Jean-Bernard Münch

January 2012

Secrétaire général

M Nicolas Mathieu

January 2012



Syrian Arab Republic


Commission nationale syrienne pour l'UNESCO

Président

H.E. Mr Emad Al Azeb*

December 2012

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Dr Nidal Hassan

November 2007



Tajikistan


Tajikistan National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Shamsiddin Orumbekzoda

September 2014

Minister of Culture
Secretary General

Ms Zulfiya Butaeva

January 2018



Thailand


Thailand National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

H.E. Mr Nataphol Teepsuwan

August 2019

Vice Chairperson

Mr Karoon Skoonpradit

August 2019

Secretary-General

Ms Duriya Amatavivat

August 2019



Timor-Leste


Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Fernando Hanjam

March 2018

Secretary-General

Ms Cedelizia Faria Dos Santos

March 2018



Togo


Commission nationale togolaise pour l'UNESCO

Président

M. Koffi Akpagana

January 2019

Ministre de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche
Secrétaire général

Monsieur Koffi Michel AGBOH

May 2015



Tokelau


Tokelau National Commission for UNESCO

Chair

Hon. Mrs Saili Patea

October 2015

Secretary General

Mr Seiuli Aleta

October 2015

Office of the Council for the Ongoing Government


Tonga


Tonga National Commission for UNESCO

Chair

Hon. (Mr) Penisimani Epenisa Fifita

February 2017

Minister of Education


Trinidad and Tobago


Trinidad and Tobago National Commission for UNESCO

President

Mr Anthony Garcia

October 2015

Secretary General, a.i.

Ms Sheriza Ali-Sarran

May 2018



Tunisia


Commission nationale tunisienne pour l'éducation, la science et la culture

President

M. Hadem Ben Salem

September 2017

Secrétaire général

Docteur Mohamed Bouhlei

July 2017

Directeur

Monsieur Mokhtar Khalfaoui

January 2017



Turkey


Turkish National Commission for UNESCO

President

Prof. Dr. M. Öcal Oğuz

September 2011

Vice President

Ambassador Ms. Deniz Çakar

May 2018

Vice President

Assist. Prof. Dr. M. Akif Kireçci

May 2014

Secretary-General

Ms. Sema Dinçer

December 2012



Turkmenistan


Turkmen National Commission for UNESCO

President

Mr Sapardurdy Toylyev

December 2011

Secretary-General

Mr Poladov Kouvandyk

February 1997



Tuvalu


Tuvalu National Commission for UNESCO

Chair

Hon. Mr. Fauoa Maani

May 2016

Co-Chair

Mr Talavai Iona

May 2017

Secretary-General

Mr Neaki Letia

September 2017



Uganda


Uganda National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mme Janet Kataaha MUSEVENI

May 2016

Minister for Education and Sport
Secretary-General

Ms Rosie Agoi

January 2016



Ukraine


National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr Sergiy Kyslytsya

January 2015

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Executive Secretary

Ms Natalia Shakuro

April 2019



United Arab Emirates


United Arab Emirates National Commission for UNESCO

President

H.E. Ms Noora Al Kaabi

February 2019

Secretary-General

Ms Salma Al Darmaki

January 2019



United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson / President

Professor Colin McInnes.

April 2019

Vice Chairperson

Professor Kiran Fernandes

January 2018

Secretary-General and Chief Executive

Mr James Bridge

October 2011



United Republic of Tanzania


UNESCO National Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania

Chairperson

Professor Eliphas Bisanda

January 2016

Secretary General

Dr Hamisi M. Malebo

November 2018



Uruguay


Comisión Nacional del Uruguay para la UNESCO

Presidente

Sra. Edith Moraes

November 2015

Secretario General

Sr Nicolás PONS

March 2015



Uzbekistan


National Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan for UNESCO

Chairperson

Mr. Aziz Abdukhakimov

May 2018

Secretary-General

Mr Alisher Ikramov

December 1994

Representative of Uzbekistan on the Executive Board of UNESCO


Vanuatu


Vanuatu National Commission for UNESCO

Chair

Hon. Jean Pierre Nirua

May 2016

Secretary-General

Mr. Jesse Dick Joe

May 2016



Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)


Comisión Nacional Venezolana de Cooperación con la UNESCO

Secretario General

Carlos Luis Uztáris Pérez-

December 2018



Viet Nam


Viet Nam National Commission for UNESCO

President

H.E.Mr Le Hoai Trung

November 2014

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Secretary-General

H.E. Mr MAI Phan Dung

July 2018



Yemen


Yemeni National Commission for UNESCO

chairperson

Mr Abdullah Lamlasse

January 2016

Secretary-General

Mme Hafedah Saleh N. Al-Shaikh

December 2017



Zambia


Zambia National Commission for UNESCO

Chairman

Hon. David Mabumba

March 2018

Minister of Education
Secretary-General

Dr Charles Ndakala

May 2015



Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe National Commission for UNESCO

Chairperson

Professor Jonathan Moyo

October 2018

Secretary General

Ms M. J. Chirapa

August 2015

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