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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Highlights

[Invitation to Join] COVID-19: Reopening and reimagining universities

Registration open In the wake of the worldwide pandemic caused by the COVID-19, UNESCO conducted a survey from December 15, 2020, to February 12, 2021, entitled: COVID-19: Reopening and Reimagining Universities. This survey was addressed to the 193 UNESCO Member States and its 11 Associates Members and aimed at providing an evidence-based overview of the Read More

[Call for Participation] Asia-Pacific Regional Conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO 1970 Convention

The UNESCO Office in Bangkok is organizing a regional conference from 29 to 30 June 2021 as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Convention on Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The Asia-Pacific Regional Conference will take stock of the region’s achievements to Read More

[Reposted from UNESCO] Intergovernmental Meeting related to the draft Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The Intergovernmental special committee meeting of technical and legal experts will be convened in April and June 2021 to examine the draft text of the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The negotiated and approved text will be submitted to Member States for the adoption by the General Conference of UNESCO at its Read More

[Reposted from UNESCO] First Regional Meeting for Africa of the Megacities Alliance for Water and Climate

This event invites the key water stakeholders from the megacities in Africa region to exchange experience and share knowledge. After the sharing session, the discussion will help lead to the first step for developing the Africa regional cooperation framework and pave the way to Mayors’ Congress at the Second International Conference “Water, Megacities and Global Read More

[Reposted from UNESCO] 2nd Meeting of the Global Task Force for Making a Decade of Action for Indigenous Languages (IDIL 2022-2032)

During the International Decade, global attention on the critical situation of many indigenous languages will be raised at international, regional and national levels, and resources will be mobilized for the preservation, revitalization and promotion of indigenous languages. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the period 2022-2032 as the International Decade of the Indigenous Languages (IDIL2022-2032) Read More

[Reposted from UNESCO] UNESCO launches first Ocean Decade Actions to drive ocean knowledge revolution

Paris, 8 June – In the context of global celebrations for World Oceans Day, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission announced the first Actions officially endorsed as part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, 2021-2030 (the ‘Ocean Decade’).   “From restoring the Great Barrier Reef to mapping 100% of the ocean floor in Read More