UNESCO works closely with its Member States in the design, development and implementation of programmes and activities on HIV and AIDS.
Most Member States have established Permanent Delegations to UNESCO (based in UNESCO Paris) which undertake liaison between the Organization and their governments.
Almost all Member States have established a National Commission for UNESCO (based in the Member States). The UNESCO National Commissions are national cooperating bodies set up by the Member States for the purpose of associating their governmental and non-governmental bodies with the work of the Organization.
Member States and Associate Members designate one or several Ministries responsible for relations with UNESCO and/or Ministries in UNESCO's fields of competence.