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National Commissions: UNESCO
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Latin America and the Caribbean

Guyana National Commission for UNESCO
General Information
English NameGuyana National Commission for UNESCO

"Dargan House"
90, Robb & Oronoque Streets

Phone(592) 223 7955 (SG);
(592) 225 43 06
Fax(592) 226 06 45;
E-mailvipnats@yahoo.com (SG); inge.nathoo@moe.gov.gy
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameDr Rupert Roopnaraine
Election DateMay 2015
Mandated duration
StartedMay 2015

NameMs Inge Nathoo
StartedJanuary 2008
Type of Appointmentnomination

Date and Method of Creation22 August 1978 by a Cabinet decision
StatusGovernmental (1 Ministry)
Documentation CentreThe Commission has not set up any Documentation Centre.
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission meets at least once per year in General Assembly. The Commission is divided into sub-Committees, each being in charge of one of the following Sectors: Education; Science; Technology; Culture; and Communication. These sub-Committees meet at least once a term.
Members/CompositionThe Members of the National Commission mainly represent Ministries, national institutions and non-governmental organizations related to UNESCO's fields of competence. There are sub-Committees for Education, Science and Technology, Culture and Communication.
Executive CommitteeThe Commission has no Executive Committee
General AssemblyThe Commission has no General Assembly
Committees or Sub-CommitteesThe Commission has sub-committees for education, science and technology, culture and communication. They try to meet at least once per term.

The National Commission manages the UNESCO Clubs of the country through a National Co-ordination affiliated to the WFUCA.
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe Guyana National Commission has cooperated with other National Commissions and also works continuously with the UNESCO Field Offices. The National Commission generally collaborates with the National Commissions of the Caribbean and had been working closely with UNESCO/Port-of-Spain. It also cooperates with the Education, Culture and Communication Advisers of UNESCO/Kingston, especially within the framework of the project "Focus on the Caribbean" which deals with human development and sustainable living in the region. Guyana has also participated in the activties of CARNEID, the Caribbean Network for Educational Innovation for Development. The Caribbean Sea/Sandwatch Project has been the means of bringing Guyana into contact with other ASP countries in the region especially through the Workshops organized within the Project. The Guyana National Commission has also given support to projects of both Antigua and Barbuda and the Bahamas recently.
Report of the Secretary-General, Guyana National Commission for UNESCO
TypeAnnual Report
Distribution It is circulated to members of the National Commission, the Chairperson, the Permanent Delegate of Guyana to UNESCO, etc.