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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[Reposted from DTI] DTI Secretary Pascual Signs the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act

  Makati City – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) signs the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11904, otherwise known as the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act (PCIDA). The PCIDA, which lapsed into law on 28 July 2022, mandates the development of a vibrant Philippine creative industries by protecting and Read More

[Reposted from UNESCO] UNESCO Global Geoparks Council proposes a further 11 additions to the network

    At its virtual meeting on 7–9 December 2022, the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council decided to forward 11 nominations out of 15 to the Executive Board of UNESCO for endorsement as new UNESCO Global Geoparks. At the Council’s first meeting in September this year, it had forwarded a further seven nominations to the Executive Read More

UNACOM holds youth exchange programme to celebrate International Day for Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO, through its General Conference, designates 03 November as the International Day for Biosphere Reserves (IDBR). This international day serves as a wake-up call on the importance of caring for the environment and achieving a balance between human activities and the conservation of natural resources – and on the leading role that the World Network Read More

UNACOM joins the international celebration of the 1st Biosphere Reserves Day

“The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, launched in 1971, is UNESCO’s oldest intergovernmental scientific programme and it is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021 and 2022. The MAB Programme and the biosphere reserve model have, over the past 50 years, become an international example of sustainable territorial development and highlight UNESCO’s and the MAB’s commitment to the global biodiversity agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

[Repost from Bohol Island Geopark] 06 October is International Geodiversity Day

  As we celebrate the first-ever International Geodiversity Day, may we be reminded of the important role of geodiversity in the concept of nature conservation. Geodiversity is the very foundation upon which biodiversity is built. It is the very rock of biodiversity. It is the foundation on which humans of different cultures interact with their Read More

[Reposted from DFA] PH Pilots UNESCO Culture|2030 Indicators Framework

MEXICO CITY, 01 October 2022 – Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong shared Baguio’s experience in implementing the UNESCO Culture|2030 Indicators Framework during the Philippine-led high-level side event of the MONDIACULT 2022 Conference in Mexico City on 29 September 2022. Baguio City is a UNESCO-designated Creative City. The Philippines, through the National Commission for Culture and the Read More