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National Commissions: UNESCO
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Asia and the Pacific

Vanuatu National Commission for UNESCO
General Information
English NameVanuatu National Commission for UNESCO
French NameCommission nationale du Vanuatu pour l'UNESCO

Ministry of Education
PMB 0928
Port Vila

Phone(678) 22 309
Fax+678 24 569 or 24 849
E-mail jpnirua@vanuatu.gov.vu (Chair), jjoe@vanuatu.gov.vu (SG)
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameHon. Jean Pierre Nirua
StartedMay 2016

NameMr. Jesse Dick Joe
StartedMay 2016

NameMr Hilaire Sese
TitleUNESCO Officer
StartedJanuary 2014

Date and Method of CreationAugust 1999
StatusGovernmental (1 Ministry)
Legislation DatesThe judicial text was accepted01/06/1999 and last revised
LegislationThe Commission has a Charter
Documentation CentreThe Commission is in the process of building a documentation centre
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission consists at the moment of the general body, which is comprised of relevant sectors within UNESCO’s area of practice
- The General Assembly, which meet two-three times a year;
- The Executive Committee, which meets once a month ;
- The Secretariat
Members/CompositionThe membership of the Commission includes representatives of Education, Science, Culture, Communication, Youth, NGOs women
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
Overview- Cooperation with other national Commission and with Unesco Field Offices: Apia Office, UNESCO Paris
- Coordinating and Reporting on UNESCO activities