Who are we?

We are the UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC).

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We support the UK’s contribution to UNESCO and bring the benefits of UNESCO to the UK. Founded in 1946 by the UK government and established under Article VII of UNESCO’s Constitution, we are a vital part of UNESCO’s unique global network of 190+ national cooperating bodies known as National Commissions.

We have four core functions:

  1. To provide expert, independent policy advice to the UK and devolved governments on UNESCO related issues.
  2. To support the UK government’s agenda to help UNESCO achieve its core goals.
  3. To advise and assist individuals and institutions in the UK, and its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, on accessing UNESCO accreditation and prizes.
  4. To support and enhance the value of the UK’s UNESCO sites and projects.

The UK National Commission for UNESCO is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 05966672. Registered Office:

The UK National Commission for UNESCO

Suite 98
3 Whitehall Court
London
SW1A 2EL

The UK National Commission for UNESCO is registered as a data controller in the United Kingdom under the Data Protection Act 1998. Our Data Protection Registration number is: Z3206797. Registered Office:

The UK National Commission for UNESCO

Suite 98
3 Whitehall Court
London
SW1A 2EL