Permanent Delegate to UNESCO

The Permanent Delegation in Paris represents the Philippines in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It promotes Philippine interests in the Organization and provides policy guidance and support to government agencies in charge of UNESCO’s key sectors: education, science and technology, social and human sciences, culture, and communication.

The Permanent Delegation follows the overall strategy of the Organization through vigorous engagement in the main governing bodies and subsidiary bodies of the Organization. The Philippines is an elected member of the UNESCO Executive Board for the term 2021-2025, Legal Committee for the term 2021-2023, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Executive Committee for the term 2021-2023, Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) Intergovernmental Council for the term 2021-2023, and International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) Intergovernmental Council for the term 2021-2025.|

The Permanent Delegation is currently composed of Permanent Delegate Junever M. Mahilum-West, who is also the Philippine Ambassador to France and Monaco, Deputy Permanent Delegate Aileen S. Mendiola-Rau, and Ms. Marikit Degaños, Attaché.