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

[Call for Applications] Digital Skills Training on “Mobile Application Development for Environmental Sustainability and Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction”

UNESCO, with support from Japan-Fund-In-Trust and in collaboration with Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK), Indonesia, will organize a series of activities to provide career options for students in the technology sector through digital skills training. The Mobile Application Development for Environmental Sustainability and Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction Training consists of 25 hours of intensive, hands-on, and Read More

[Reposted from DFA] PH Celebrates World Oceans Day with SIDS

PH CELEBRATES WORLD OCEANS DAY WITH SIDS       08 June 2022 – In celebration of the World Oceans Day, the Small Island States (SIDS) and the Group of Friends of SIDS in UNESCO organized a round table on “Climate Change and Resilience: Bringing Science and Technology to the Ocean in a Manner Consistent Read More

Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Oceans Day

Message from Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Oceans Day 8 June 2022 Each year, between mid-May and early June, UNESCO celebrates three international days focused on subjects that are as vital as they are complementary. This is an opportunity to jointly consider the three systemic pillars of climate change: Read More

08 June is World Oceans Day!

08 June is World Oceans Day! By its resolution 63/111 of 5 December 2008, the UN General Assembly designated 8 June as World Oceans Day. The concept of a World Oceans Day was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world’s shared ocean and Read More

[Reposted from NCCA] MOA for updating World Heritage markers in the Philippines signed

MOA for updating World Heritage markers in the Philippines signed 31 May 2022 – Closing the country’s commemoration of the 2022 National Heritage Month, the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines have signed the Memorandum of Agreement for updating Read More

May is National Heritage Month!

May is National Heritage Month! The UNESCO-Philippine National Commission joins the celebration of the 2022 National Heritage Month (NHM). With its theme: “PAMANANG LOKAL: Binhi ng Kulturang Pilipino,” this year’s NHM highlights the importance of preserving and promoting local heritage within a community and its impact on shaping the Filipino cultural identity. It calls on the public Read More