UNESCO Office in Islamabad



General Information
English Name Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO
French Name Commission national du Pakistan pour l'UNESCO
Address 30 UNESCO House H-8/1
Phone (92 51) 910 13 41 (Sec Gen)
(92 51) 910 13 40 (Dy.Sec Gen)
(92 51) 910 13 42
(92 51) 910 12 87
Fax (92 51) 925 75 19
Email pncuibd@dsl.net.pk
Web Address http://www.pncugovpk.com/
Correspondence Language ENGLISH
Office Holders
Name Ms. Sajida Nasreen
Title Secretary-General
Date and Method of Creation November 1984
Status Autonomous
Legislation The National Commission was officially established by a Resolution of the Ministry of Education. In 2011, under the 18th amendment of constitution, the Ministry of Education is devolved, therefore Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO is shifted under Govt. office EAD.
Documentation Center The Documentation Centre of the National Commission gathers some relevant publications, the majority of them being UNESCO pubications, as well as periodicals.
A limited number of visitors come to consult the Documentation Centre.
Structure of Commission The National Commission consists of the following bodies:
* The Board of Governors which meets once a year.
* The Executive Committee which meets twice a year.
* The Advisory Committees, composed of high-level decision and policy makers and experts specialized in UNESCO's fields of competence.
* The Secretariat.
Members/Composition The National Commission is composed of some 30 members representing various governmental departments and academic institutions working in the fields of UNESCO's competence.
Committees/Sub-Committees Details Sub-Committee Topics:
[x] Education
[x] Culture
[x] Communication & Information
[x] Natural Science
[x] Social & Human Sciences
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
Overview The National Commission has collaborated with the Australia, China, Iran, Republic of Korea, Nepal and Uzbekistan National Commissions and maintains regular working relations with the UNESCO Field Offices, Regional offices in Bangkok and Jakarta.
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