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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#Mondiacult2022: Session on Heritage and Cultural Diversity in Crisis.

Watch the Session 4 of #Mondiacult2022 on Heritage and Cultural Diversity in Crisis: Among the roster of esteemed speakers is Architect Michael F. Manalo, representing the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. In this session, Architect Manalo talked about the looming threats and crisis to our cultural heritage and shared a number of Read More

UNACOM joins FOI Philippines in celebrating the International Day for the Universal Access to Information

September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information! Check out FOI Philippines’ initiatives in promoting and bolstering the Filipino people’s right to access public information supported by the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines (UNACOM). As the country progressively moves towards digitization, FOI Philippines and UNACOM go hand in hand in exploring Read More

UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022

Get live updates on the upcoming UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022 from 28 to 30 September 2022 hosted by the Government of Mexico. The World Conference will be convened by UNESCO, 40 years after the first Mondiacult World Conference on Cultural Policies held in Mexico City (Mexico) in Read More

September 8 is International Literacy Day!

International Literacy Day | 08 September 2022 Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces The Philippine National Commission for UNESCO (PH NatCom) joins the world in the celebration of 2022 International Literacy Day with the theme: Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces which provides an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of literacy learning spaces to build resilience and ensure Read More

[Reposted from DFA] PH Hosts East Asia Summit Workshop on Maritime Cooperation

MANILA 01 September 2022 – Member countries of the East Asia Summit (EAS) reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen regional cooperation towards clean, healthy, and sustainable oceans after a three-day workshop  from 30 August to 01 September 2022 in Manila hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Bilateral Relations and ASEAN Affairs and Read More

DFA-OPCD and UNACOM held a forum on the state of indigenous languages in the Philippines

In celebration of Buwan ng Wika and the ongoing International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL 2022-2032), the DFA-Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy (OPCD) in partnership with UNACOM held an online forum entitled “More than 100 Ways to Say…”: An Online Forum on the Status of Philippine Indigenous Languages on 31 August 2022, Wednesday, at 3:00 Read More