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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[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

UNESCO gathers National Commissions for an Online Meeting on COVID-19

On 29 April 2020, the National Commissions for UNESCO joined the first Online Meeting on COVID-19. The main objective of this meeting was to discuss with the National Commissions key initiatives launched by UNESCO to respond to COVID-19 and key activities initiated by National Commissions at national level to respond to this crisis. Some 107

13 February is World Radio Day!

Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard.

International Day of Education

The Philippine National Commission for UNESCO (UNACOM), led by Officer-in-Charge/Secretary-General Ernesto C. Abella who is concurrently Undersecretary of Strategic Communications and Research at the Department of Foreign Affairs, joins the nation in celebrating the International Education Day. 24 January is #EducationDay! #FuturesOfEducation #RightToEducation

PH NatCom holds Forum on the Filipino Youth and Violent Extremism in Mindanao

Over 40 young Filipinos from ZamBaSulTa (Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-tawi) were engaged in the second leg of seminar-workshop, Filipino Youth and Violent Extremism, held from 6-8 November 2019 at Meridian Suites in Zamboanga city.

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