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UNESCO National Commission

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Last update on 07-03-2015

The UNESCO National Commission (CNU) operates under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where based and was created in 1979 by Decree-Law 218/79 of 17 July.
Your bodies are:
  • the (a) President, ex-officio;
  • the (a) Secretary (a) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • the (a) Secretary (a) Executive (a);
  • the Advisory Council.
The CNU develops activities in the four areas of UNESCO's mandate - education, science, culture and communication - and in the thematic areas of this Organization, spreading and boosting Portugal in the policies and programs approved within the UNESCO, in collaboration with other government entities and the different active groups in society. It also collaborates actively with the Permanent Mission of Portugal to UNESCO, with the network of embassies of Portugal in foreign and national committees of UNESCO member states.

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