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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PH NatCom holds Forum on the Filipino Youth and Violent Extremism in Mindanao

Over 40 young Filipinos from ZamBaSulTa (Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-tawi) were engaged in the second leg of seminar-workshop, Filipino Youth and Violent Extremism, held from 6-8 November 2019 at Meridian Suites in Zamboanga city. In partnership with Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) – Peace and Human Security Institute, the UNESCO National Commission of the Read More

PH Natcom and WHITRAP partner on extensive World Heritage Capacity-Building Series

Over 60 local government officials, site managers, their staff, and representatives from national agencies attended the 2019 International Capacity-Building Series for World Heritage Sites and Tentative List held at Midas Hotel, Pasay City from 21-25 October 2019. Organized by UNACOM in partnership with Shanghai-based UNESCO Category II Center World Heritage Institute for Training and Research Read More

UNESCO Bangkok holds Regional Conference on “Transforming Teacher Development” in the Philippines

On 15-17 October 2019, UNESCO Bangkok, with the support of the Korean Funds-in-Trust and Japan Funds-in-Trust, organized the Regional Conference on Transforming Teacher Development at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines to explore ways to effectively implement and integrate ICT Competency Standards for Teachers (ICT-CST) within selected countries’ overall teacher professional development (TPD) structures. Key education Read More

PH NatCom participates in the Consultative Meeting of National Commissions

On their 70th founding anniversary, the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO held a Consultative Meeting of National Commissions (NatComs) that are Member States of the UNESCO Executive Board on 12-13 September at the CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. The meeting was attended by PH NatCom Secretary General Lila Ramos Shahani along with representatives Read More

PH NatCom attends Asia Pacific GCED Network Meeting

Through the initiative of APCEIU and UNESCO Bangkok, the Asia-Pacific Regional GCED Network (APA GCED Network) Partners Updates Meeting was held 5 September 2019 at the APCEIU Building, Seoul, Republic of Korea. The participants in the Asia-Pacific Regional GCED Network Meeting: Solidifying Regional Action for GCED, which convened in May 2018 in Jakarta, were invited Read More

PH NatCom joins Philippine Delegation to the 4th International Conference on Global Citizenship Education

The 4th International Conference on Global Citizenship Education was held on September 3 to September 4, 2019 at Seoul Dragon City Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. The conference was co-organized by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the auspices of UNESCO (APCEIU), the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Read More

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