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National Commissions: UNESCO
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Georgian National Commission for UNESCO
General Information
English NameGeorgian National Commission for UNESCO
French NameCommission nationale de Géorgie pour l'UNESCO

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
4, Chitadze Street
0118 Tbilisi

Phone+995 322 945000 (ext. 1912)
Fax+995 322945001
E-mailunesco@mfa.gov.ge; k.kandelaki@mfa.gov.ge (SG)
National Commissions Web site on unesco.orghttp://www.unesco.ge
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameMr Mikheil Janelidze*
StartedDecember 2015

Name Ms. Khatuna ToTladze
StartedSeptember 2015

NameMs Ketevan Kandelaki
Election DateMay 2006
Mandated duration
StartedMay 2006
Government PostOther

Date and Method of CreationOctober 1992
StatusGovernmental (1 Ministry)
Legislation DatesThe judicial text was accepted15/11/2004 and last revised 15/03/2007
LegislationThe Charter of the National Commission was adopted on November 15, 2004, by the Presidential Decree.
Documentation CentreThe Documentation Centre of the Commission approximately holds 400 UNESCO publications. Though not computerized nor administered by a professional librarian.
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission consists of the following organs:
- The General Assembly, which meets twice a year;
- Three Committees: (1) Committee of Education and Science; (2) Committee of Culture and World Heritage; (3) Committee of Informatics and Information.
- The Secretariat.
Members/CompositionThe National Commission is composed of 12 members representing Ministries (of Foreign Affairs, Education and Science, of Culture and Monument Protection, of Sports and Youth Affairs, of Environment and Natural Resources Protection), Government Departments, National Organizations and experts.
Executive CommitteeThe Commission has no Executive Committee.
General AssemblyThe General Assembly meets twice a year.
Committees/Sub-Committees Details
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees3
Sub-committee Topics[X] Education
[X] Science
[X] Culture
[X] Communication
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe National Commission co-operates with the European National Commissions (Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russian Federation and Ukraine). It also has collaborated with the UNESCO Field Offices of Venice (ROSTE), Bucharest (CEPES) and Almaty.