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National Commissions: UNESCO
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Asia and the Pacific

Bhutan National Commission for UNESCO
General Information
English Name Bhutan National Commission for UNESCO
French NameCommission nationale du Bhoutan pour l'UNESCO

1-7 Wogmin Lam
Namgay Chholing
Ministry of Education

Phone(975)-2- 334322

National Commissions Web site on unesco.orghttp://www.education.gov.bt
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameMr Norbu Wangchuk
StartedApril 2016
Type of Appointment*ex officio
Government PostMinister of Education

NameMr Karma Yeshey
Election Date
Mandated duration5 years
StartedJuly 2016
Type of Appointmentex-officio
Government PostOther

Date and Method of CreationOctober 1986
StatusGovernmental (1 Ministry)
Department attached toMinistry of Education (since July 2003)
LegislationThe establishment of the National Commission was approved by the Government.
Documentation CentreThe National Commission has not settled any Documentation Centre.
Structure of the CommissionThe Executive Committee (ie. the governing body) of the National Commission meets once a year.
Members/CompositionThe National Commission holds 7 executive members
The Membership of the Commission represents national institutions as well as the media and Kuensel , the only newspaper of the country.
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe Bhutan Commission falls under the UNESCO Field Offices of New Delhi (India) and colloborates with Bangkok Unesco Office(Thailand).