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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UNACOM and WHITRAP partner on extensive World Heritage Capacity-Building Series

Over 60 local government officials, site managers, their staff, and representatives from national agencies attended the 2019 International Capacity-Building Series for World Heritage Sites and Tentative List held at Midas Hotel, Pasay City from 21-25 October 2019. Organized by UNACOM in partnership with Shanghai-based UNESCO Category II Center World Heritage Institute for Training and Research Read More

Regional Conference on Transforming Teacher Development

On 15-17 October 2019, UNESCO Bangkok, with the support of the Korean Funds-in-Trust and Japan Funds-in-Trust, organized the Regional Conference on Transforming Teacher Development at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines to explore ways to effectively implement and integrate ICT Competency Standards for Teachers (ICT-CST) within selected countries’ overall teacher professional development (TPD) structures. Key education Read More

4th International Conference on Global Citizenship Education

            The 4th International Conference on Global Citizenship Education was held on September 3 to September 4, 2019 at Seoul Dragon City Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. The conference was co-organized by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO (APCEIU), the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Read More

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


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