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MOST National Liaison Committees (NLCs) - Contact persons by region/country

Arab states
Asia and the pacific
Europe and North America
Latin America and the Caribbean

The MOST Secretariat carried out a review of MOST NLCs in 2000. It indicated that MOST NLCs had been set up in the following 61 countries: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Congo D.R., Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

The external evaluation carried out during the period April-October 2005, found out the following situation of NLCs in 121 countries:

- In 56 countries, MOST issues are handled at a minimum level by the National UNESCO Commissions as part of their overall functions and duties.

- In 65 countries there are more advanced arrangements or structures to handle MOST at the national level which fall into several sub categories:

(i) The (sub) commission for Social Sciences assumes responsibilities and serves as the MOST NLC in 6 countries in the Europe Region, 3 in Africa, 3 in Asia and the Pacific Region and 1 in Latin America and the Caribbean.

(ii) A research institute (usually an institute of social sciences) or a university Dept. is assigned by the National Commission to assist with MOST activities at the national level. 34 countries: 9 in the Europe Region, 10 in Africa, 5 in the Arab States, 6 in Asia and the Pacific and 4 in Latin America and the Caribbean.

(iii) A Committee, set up by the National UNESCO Commission for that purpose serves as MOST NLC proper in 18 countries (7 countries in Europe, 2 in Africa, 2 in the Arab States, 3 in Asia and the Pacific and 4 in Latin America and the Caribbean).

Figure 1 (PDF format) displays the distribution of various types of support structures for MOST by region.

Documents from MOST NLCs

· Press Release from the Uzbekistan MOST National Liaison Committee (Tashkent, 2 June 2005)

· République Algérienne Démocratique et Populaire: Centre de recherche en Anthropologie Sociale et culturelle. Rapport final de la Journée d’étude du 31 octobre 2001: "Quel développement durable pour l’Algérie ? Contribution à un débat."

· Comités de liaison MOST dans la sous-région du MAGHREB (MOST National Liaison Committees of Maghreb Countries, available in French)

· Uruguay: (Annual Report of Activities for 1999-2001, available in Spanish)

· Uruguay: Informe Anual de Actividades, Año 2000 (Annual Report of Activities for 2000, available in Spanish)

· Public Opinion Is a Barometer of the Civil Society Situation, organized by the MOST National Liaison Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, 27 September 2002

The MOST Programme encourages Member States to establish National Liaison Committees (NLCs) to spur co-operation between researchers, decision-makers and the Programme Secretariat - More ...

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