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National Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan for UNESCO
General Information
English NameNational Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan for UNESCO
French NameCommission nationale de la République d'Azerbaijan pour l'UNESCO

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Shikhali Gurbanov Str. 4
1009 Baku

Phone(994.12) 596 93 22;
(994.12) 596 90 72;
Fax(994.12) 596 94 07
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
Name M. Elmar Mammadyarov*
Election DateDecember 2000
Mandated duration
StartedDecember 2000
Type of Appointment* ex officio
Government PostOther

NameMs Gulnara Aghalarova
StartedFebruary 2016
Type of AppointmentSecretary-General

Date and Method of Creation21 February 1994
StatusGovernmental (1 Ministry)
Legislation DatesThe judicial text was accepted21/02/1994 and last revised
LegislationThe Constitution of the National Commission was adopted on February 21st 1994.
Documentation CentreThe Documentation Centre of the Commission is part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Library, which is administered by a professional librarian. The Centre is mainly visited by students, researchers and journalists.
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission consists of the following organs:
- The General Assembly, which meets every year;
- The Executive Committee (composed of 9 members), which meets twice a year;
- Five Programme Committees specialized in the UNESCO fields of competence
- The Secretariat.
Members/CompositionThe Membership of the National Commission, which is renewed every four years, comprises 25 persons representing the Ministries, governmental departments, national institutions and NGOs involved in UNESCO's fields of competence, as well as parliamentarians, representatives of the media and prominent individuals chosen in their personal capacities.
Executive CommitteeThe National Commission has no Executive Committee.
General AssemblyThe National Commission has a General Assembly which meets annually.
Committees or Sub-CommitteesThe National Commission has specialized Committees in the fields of competence of UNESCO, respectively for: Education; Science; Culture; Communication and Transdisciplinary Projects;
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe Azerbaijani National Commission co-operates with the Iranian Commission and European National Commissions (France, Germany, Russian Federation, Ukraine). It also maintains working relations with the UNESCO Field Office of Almaty (Kazakstan).
Report of activity
DistributionMembers of the National Commission