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.

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PH NatCom supports bid of Bohol Island as the pioneer Geopark in the Philippines

In 2004, the Global Geoparks Network (GGN), was formed. GGN promotes national geological heritage initiatives that contribute to and benefit from membership of a global network of exchange and cooperation. On 17 November 2015, the 195 Member States of UNESCO ratified the creation of a new label: the UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGG). UGG seeks to Read More

PH NatCom, ABS-CBN celebrates International Day of LightAuto Draft

In celebration of the UNESCO International Day of Light last 16 May 2019, PH NatCom Secretary Lila Ramos Shahani joined the Liter of Light Foundation, G Diaries and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya at the turnover programme of the 100 solar lamp bottles to the communities in Tawi-Tawi, Cotabato, Benguet, and Zamboanga with no access to electricity. Read More

Secretary General Lila Shahani speaks at the Diplomatic League Global Summit

The Diplomatic League Global Summit (DLGS), on its fifth run at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), gathered more than 100 International Relations and Foreign Service students from 35 universities in the Philippines on 29 May to 01 June 2019. Philippine National Commission for UNESCO (PH NatCom), otherwise known as UNESCO National Commission of the Read More

12th Inter-Governmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-XII)

In line with UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC), the Philippines aims to further develop ocean governance by strengthening the institutional capacity of Member States in marine scientific research and ocean management. The 12th Inter-Governmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-XII) was hosted by the Philippine Government and funded by UNESCO and Read More

Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) Programme of the German Commission for UNESCO and PH NatCom

The Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) program training for designated teachers of the Bicol University commenced in June 2019 through the joint initiative of the German and the Philippine National Commission for UNESCO (PH NatCom), otherwise known as UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM), Leuphana University and BASF Foundation. STEP aims to equip Read More

12th Southeast Asian Biosphere Reserves Network (SeaBRnet) Meeting

The Philippines, as an active member of the Southeast Asian Biosphere Reserves Network (SeaBRnet), hosted the 12th SeaBRnet meeting with the theme “Strengthening Networks for Sustainable Management of Biosphere Reserve” from March 26 to 28, 2019 in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines. The Provincial Government of Albay and the Philippine National Commission for UNESCO (PH NatCom), Read More

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