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UNESCO 018B.jpg Today, there are 2, 189 such structures, which have no equivalent within the United Nations system. The National Commissions are made up of intellectuals, academics and scientists and help to evolve, implement and evaluate UNESCO programmes. They send out information about the Organization by preparing publications and documents, holding exhibitions or organizing lectures. They also play an advisory role to their respective governments and pass on the ideas of the Organization.
The National Commissions form an essential link between the world of research and UNESCO. They entertain close relations with the Secretariat, both at Headquarters and at the Field Offices away from Headquarters. UNESCO regularly arranges meetings for those in charge, at the regional orinterregional level, so as to be better informed about needs in the field.

Photo: Detail of Jesus Among the Doctors. Copy of a fifth-century mosaic. Dated 1727 - UNESCO Headquarters. © UNESCO/Bia Barbosa

Author(s) BOSC, Frédéric
Source Bosc , Fréderic. – Tell me about UNESCO. – Paris : UNESCO Publishing / Nouvelle Arche de Noé Éditions , 2002.
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Publication Location Paris
Publication Year 01 Jan 2002
Editor(s) UNESCO Publishing / Nouvelle Arche de Noé Éditions
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