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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German and Philippine National Commissions for UNESCO Cooperate for the “Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) Programme” Roll-Out in the Philippines

The German Commission for UNESCO, in cooperation with the Philippine National Commission for UNESCO (PH NatCom), Leuphana University of Lüneberg, and BASF Stiftung, launched the Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) Programme at the Bicol University (BU) on 14 November 2018 in the Philippines. STEP aims to equip university students in multi-disciplinary backgrounds with the Read More

PH NatCom joins Baguio’s newest Creative Arts Festival

Opening Message of Secretary General Lila Ramos Shahani during the opening of ENTACool: 2018 Baguio Creative Festival last 10 November 2018 Naimbag nga rabii, naglaing kayo amin! Undersecretary Edwin Enrile, Tourism Promotions Board COO Venus Tan, CCP Chairperson Margie Moran, Benguet Governor Cresencio Pacalso, Congressman Mark Go, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Laida Lim, artists, heritage workers, and Read More

UNESCO holds Ethics Teachers’ Training Course in Manila

Last 06 August 2018, UNESCO and Ateneo de Manila University hosted a week-long Teachers' Training Course on Ethics here in Manila. Many scholars presided, including Dean Jonathan Chua and Dr. Rainier Ibana of Ateneo De Manila University, Dr. Zosimo Lee of University of the Philippines and three foreign scholars specializing in Bioethics – Dr. Bert Read More

Forum on the Filipino Youth and Violent Extremism

PH NatCom organized an exhilarating forum on "Filipino Youth and Violent Extremism in the Digital Age" last 19-20 July 2018. Looking at the causes and evolution of extremism in this country, PH NatCom led the discussion on the vulnerabilities of Filipino youth to the harsh realities around them, particularly in social media. Secretary General Lila Read More

PH NatCom joins Youth GenFest

PH NatCom works on the PH ratification of the UNESCO 2005 Convention

Last 29 June 2018, PH NatCom hosted an inter-agency workshop on the UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The 2005 Convention is essentially a response to the cultural imperialism of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). In the words of PH NatCom Secretary General Read More