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About us

The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) is the focal point in the UK for UNESCO-related policies and activities. As an independent organisation, the UKNC brings together a network of voluntary experts from across the UK in the fields of education, culture, the sciences and communication. It works in partnership with UK Government and civil society to:

  • Provide independent policy advice to government in the fields of UNESCO's competence;
  • Support the government's reform and effectiveness agenda at UNESCO;
  • Provide advice and support to UK individuals and institutions seeking UNESCO accreditation and nominations.

The United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 5966672. Registered office: Suite 98, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL.

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Board of Directors
Thumb: Board of Directors
The Board of Directors, led by the Chair of the National Commission, provides overall governance, strategic leadership and oversight for the organisation.
National Commissions for UNESCO
Thumb: National Commissions for UNESCO
National Commissions are unique to UNESCO in the UN system. There are 197 of us, set up by Member States to engage civil society in UNESCO's work
Thumb: About UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a UN Specialized Agency which contributes to peace and security by promoting collaboration among nations through education, culture, sciences, and communication.
UNESCO in the UK
Thumb: UNESCO in the UK
The UK played a key role in establishing UNESCO and continues shape the Organization and its work today
Thumb: Vacancies
Staff, internship, consultant, membership and other vacancies with the UK National Commission for UNESCO.
Contact Us
Thumb: Contact Us
Get in touch with the UK National Commission for UNESCO Secretariat by phone or email
Members Section
Password protected section for members of the UK National Commission Board, Committees and Working Groups

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