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Arab States

Jordan National Commission for Education, Culture and Science
General Information
English NameJordan National Commission for Education, Culture and Science
French NameCommission nationale Jordanienne pour l'Education, la Culture et la Science

Ministry of Education
P.O. Box 1646
Amman 11118

Phone(962.6) 568 41 37;
(962.6) 568 38 74;
Fax(962.6) 568 80 61;
E-mailjunesco@moe.gov.jo; jounesco@orange.jo; moffice@moe.gov.jo
National Commissions Web site on unesco.orghttp://www.moe.gov.jo/jounesco/index.htm
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameProf Mohammad M.Thneibat*
StartedOctober 2013
Type of Appointment*ex officio
Government PostMinister of Education

NameDr Ziad Kareem Al-Nsour
TitleSecretary General
StartedOctober 2015

Date and Method of CreationOctober 1952
StatusGovernmental (1 Ministry)
Documentation CentreA small library has been established within the quarters of the Secretariat. All important UNESCO documents, reports and publications are kept in it. A database of the library contents has been created and saved informatically.
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission consists of the following bodies:
- The General Assembly (40 members), which meets once a year;
- The Executive Bureau (14 members), which meets every two months;
- A Nomination Committee, consisting of 12 members;
- Publication and Information Committee, consisting of 6 members;
- Specialized Committees, which are created on an ad hoc basis. 5 Programme Committees, which meet when required. These Committees are respectively for: the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB); the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the International Hydrological Programme (IHP); the management of social transformation programme (MOST) and the international bioethics committee.
- The Secretariat.
Members/CompositionAs a governmental body, the National Commission is composed of some 40 members representing different Ministries, national organizations and academic institutions specialized in the fields of competence of UNESCO.
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe Jordan National Commission for Education, Culture and Science collaborates with other National Commissions from the Arab Region and maintains good working relations with the UNESCO Field Offices in Amman (Jordan), Beirut (Lebanon), and Cairo (Egypt).
PeriodicityTwice a year
FinancingNational Commission's budget
DistributionAll national institutions involved, National Commissions, NGOs, UNESCO Headqurters and Field Offices