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National Commissions: UNESCO
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Commission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO
General Information
English NameCommission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO

19 Lenin street
220030 Minsk

Phone(375.17) 227 83 16
Fax(375.17) 227 83 16
375 17 227 45 21
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameMr Vladimir Makei*
StartedAugust 2013
Type of Appointment*ex officio
Government PostOther

NameMr Yury Ambrazevich
StartedAugust 2013
Government PostOther

NameMs Inna Vasilevskaya
TitleAssistant Secretary-General
StartedAugust 2013
Government PostOther

Date and Method of Creation1956
LegislationInformation not provided
Documentation CentreUNESCO Information and Documentation Center at the National Library of Belarus.
Structure of the CommissionFive committees were established in December 2013:
Committee on Education, Chairperson - Mr. Sergey Maskevich, Minister of Education;
Committee on Science and Natural Science Education, Chairperson – Mr. Oleg Ivashkevich, Vice-Rector for Research, Belarusian State University;
Committee on Culture, Chairperson – Mr. Vasily Chernik, Deputy Minister of Culture;
Committee on Information, Chairperson – Ms. Liliya Ananich, First Deputy Minister of Information;
Committee on Youth and UNESCO Clubs, Chairperson – Mr. Dmitry Subtselny, President, RPO "Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs”.
Two meetings of the National Commission a year and ad hoc sessions.
Members/CompositionEstablished by the Government of the Republic of Belarus. Made up of a Chairperson and 23 members appointed by the Council of Ministers.
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewCooperation with the National Commissions of Poland (Memory of the World Programme, European network of Biosphere Reserve), Ukraine (European network of Biosphere Reserve), Russian Federation (European network of Biosphere Reserve) and with the Moscow UNESCO Office (Regional projects in the fields of education, science, culture and communication).