Philippine National Commission for UNESCO

The Philippine National Commission for UNESCO (also known as PH NatCom or UNACOM) was established by law (R.A 621 in 1951, amended by R.A. 892 in 1953 and R.A. 3849 in 1964) to honor the Philippines’ international commitment to UNESCO. PH NatCom’s original mandate was to serve as an advisory and liaison body bridging the work of relevant Philippine partners to UNESCO’s own work in educational, scientific and cultural matters and concerns.




Communication & Information


Natural Sciences


Social & Human Sciences




[Repost from DFA] Permanent Delegate to UNESCO delivers the Philippine national statement at the 209th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board

PH to UNESCO Executive Board: Only by Working Together Can We Emerge Stronger and More Resilient: Permanent Delegate to UNESCO and Philippine Ambassador to France Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro delivered the Philippine national statement at the opening plenary of the 209th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board on 02 July 2020. Ambassador Lazaro expressed the Read More

Call for Applications: Youth As Researchers

Do you want to be a researcher? Join UNESCO’s Youth As Researchers project & explore how young people are impacted by #COVID19 in these areas! 👐 Well-being✍️ Learning🤳 Use of technology🙌 Human rights🤝 Youth action Deadline is on 12 Jul 2020. For more information, please read                        

Call for Applications: ESD Okayama Award 2020

The Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Okayama Award 2020 is now open for applications. The award to be conferred by the Okayama City and ESD Okayama Award Steering Committee will reward outstanding ESD practices in local communities around the world and organizations promoting and carrying out ESD activities. Eligibility: Organizations based in any country, including Read More

[Repost from DFA] Effective International Cooperation and Governance Needed to Address COVID-19 Crisis – PH at UNESCO Executive Board Special Session

PARIS 09 June 2020 – Philippine Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro delivered the Philippine Statement during the first virtual Special Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board on 08 June 2020.          Ambassador Lazaro expressed the Philippines’ solidarity with all Member States and the Secretariat.  Read More

[Webinar Invitation] New partnerships in education governance during COVID-19

Time: May 20, 2020 13:00 Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, ViennaJoin Zoom Meeting ID: 889 172 374 The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) cordially invites you to a webinar on new partnerships in education governance during COVID-19. Many of the 173 UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) members around the world have had to Read More

[Special Webinar] Science to Enable and Empower Asia Pacific for COVID 19 Response

The COVID19 pandemic poses significant challenges for Asia and the Pacific. It is anticipated that millions will be pushed back into poverty, while progress towards the SDGs will be drastically impacted. UNESCO’s thematic and inter-disciplinary science networks, supported by Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT) and the Malaysia Funds-in-Trust (MFIT) span the region and have the potential to Read More

©2017 | Philippine National Commission for UNESCO | All rights reserved.