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National Commissions: UNESCO
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Europe and North America

Russian Federation
Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO
General Information
English NameCommission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
32/ 34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square
RU - 121200 Moscow, G-200
Russian Federation

Phone(7.499 ) 244 24 56 ;
(7.499) 244 24 65;
(7.499) 244 25 36;
(7.499) 244 23 29
Fax(7.499) 244 24 75
National Commissions Web site on unesco.orghttp://www.unesco.ru
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameMr Sergei Lavrov*
Election Date16 April 2004
Mandated duration
StartedApril 2004
Type of Appointmentex officio
Government PostOther

Mr Sergei Lavrov, President of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO

NameMr Vladimir E. Fortov
Election Date2004
Mandated duration
Started 2004

NameMr Alexander Dzasokhov
TitleSecond Vice-Chairperson
Election DateNov. 2006
Mandated duration
StartedNovember 2006

NameMr Grigory Ordzhonikidze
Election Date2003
Mandated duration
Started 2003

NameMr Amir Bilyalitdinov
TitleDeputy Secretary-General
StartedAugust 2004

Date and Method of Creation1955
Department attached tothe Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Documentation CentreThe Documentation Centre mainly holds UNESCO publications and welcomes about 1000 visitors a year. An information Centre has been created in July 2000 to disseminate information on the activities of UNESCO, publications and other documents.
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission is composed of the following bodies:
- The General Assembly, which meets twice a year;
- The "Presidium" (comprising the President, the Vice-Presidents, and the Secretary-General), which meets every three months;
- 17 Programme Committees dealing with different areas related to UNESCO fields of competence.- 5 Regional Offices in Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Yakutsk, Ufa and Kyzyl;
- The Secretariat.
Members/CompositionThe National Commission comprises 90 Members representing Ministries (Education, Culture, Science, Immigration Policy, Foreign Affairs, Emergency), universities, national institutions and NGOs involved in UNESCO's fields of competence, as well as renowned personalities from the scientific, cultural, education and communication/media communities.
Committees/Sub-Committees Details
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees5
Sub-committee Topics[X] Education
[X] Science
[X] Social Sciences
[X] Culture
[X] Communication
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO collaborates with National Commissions of (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kirghistan, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine), the Baltic States, as well as with the National Commissions of: Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Poland, the Republic of Korea and Slovenia.
The Commission also maintains good working relations with the UNESCO Field Offices in Moscow and Bangkok and cooperates with the CEPES (Bucharest), the ROSTE (Venise), the UIE (Hamburg), the IIEP (Paris), and the IBE (International Bureau for Education, Geneva).
UNESCO Courier
PeriodicityEvery month
FinancingThe Publishing house
DistributionCIS - Community of Independent States