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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Education

Highlights

The Philippines participates in the ESD Net Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting: Transforming Education for a Sustainable Asia-Pacific Region on 12-14 June2023 in Bali Indonesia

The UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok and in Jakarta organized the ESD-Net 2030 Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting, ‘Transforming Education for a Sustainable Asia-Pacific Region’ on 12-14 June 2023.

UNACOM participates in the monitoring mission to the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and World Heritage Site

The UNESCO-Philippine National Commission joined the monitoring mission to the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park and World Heritage Site over the weekend. With us were Park Superintendent “Mama Ranger” Angelique Songco, Erika Korosi of Conservation International, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park & World Heritage Site Park Superintendent Beth Maclang, Palawan Fiscals Gidor Manero and Maidy Read More

UNACOM joins the Handover Ceremony of UNESCO Global Geopark Designation to Bohol Province

Congratulations to the people of Bohol Province for the designation of Bohol Island Geopark as the first UNESCO Global Geopark in the Philippines! Unlike other UNESCO designations and inscription, the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network requires aspiring geoparks to already perform the functions of a geopark at least a year prior to submitting its application. To Read More

UNACOM holds its 1st Regular Meeting for the 2023 National Memory of the World Committee

The UNESCO-Philippine National Commission convened the Memory of the World (MOW) National Committee for its first meeting today. The MOW Committee is responsible for overseeing the nomination of documentary heritage to the MOW registers. Filmmaker Nick Deocampo was reelected Chairperson, while UP College of Music Dean Laverne de la Peña was named Vice Chairperson. Members Read More

call for applications and nominations for the 2023 edition of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes Now Open!

UNESCO has opened its call for applications and nominations for the 2023 edition of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes ! Every year, the prizes reward excellence and innovation in the field of literacy around the world, to promote effective and innovative practices and encourage dynamic literate societies. This year the focus is on promoting literacy Read More

[Reposted from Philippine Embassy in France] PH SETS PRIORITIES DURING UNESCO EXECUTIVE BOARD

15-24 May 2023, Paris, France — Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate of the Philippines to UNESCO H.E. Junever M. Mahilum-West delivered the Philippine statement during the Opening Plenary of the 216th session of the UNESCO Executive Board calling on the organization to re-examine its strategic direction to ensure that programmes remain faithful to its mandate, and are products of the efficient use of the organization’s limited resources.