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The Gambia was inaugurated into the   membership of UNESCO on the 1st August,   1973. In 1983 the National Commission for   UNESCO (NATCOM) was set up to act as an   intermediary link between the Government of   The Gambia and UNESCO as well as to   guarantee active participation in relevant   cultural and education programmes. This was   the result of a Cabinet decision taken the year   before (11 March 1983) to establish the body in   The Gambia.

 

The NATCOM Secretariat

 

The NATCOM secretariat also co-ordinates the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) programmes in the country. Furthermore, it cooperates with the office in Dakar (BREDA). Members of the commission are chosen from different ministries, institutions and Non-governmental organisations working in UNESCO’s areas of activity. The Secretary General is secretary of the commission and head of the secretariat. Since 1973, UNESCO has had a keen commitment to supporting development initiatives in The Gambia with a particular emphasis on culture, education, communication, science as well as the culture of peace, women’s issues and HIV/AIDS among others…

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  • Recent Events

    Motion Picture Art Certificate (MPAC): Training For Young People and Women Film Makers in the Gambia to Foster Creativity and Diversity of our Cultural Expression Funded by UNESCO under the Participation Programme, 2014-2015

    Beneficiary:  National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC)

  • Seminars & Workshops

    Promotion of Youth and Student Engagement in the Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the UNESCO Slave Route Project in The Gambia. Submitted by The Gambia National Commission for UNESCO, 2014-2015 Participation Programme

  • Ongoing Programmes

    ESD Youth Conference and UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

    The period 2005-2014 was launched by the UN as the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) with UNESCO as the lead agency responsible for coordinating this proclamation in member states.

About the National Commission for UNESCO:

 

The National Commission is chaired, ex-officio, by the Honourable Minister of Education (Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education).

 

Minister: Basic & Secondary Education

Mission

Vision

UNESCO Matters

Overview

Mission

Contributing to Sustainable Peace and Development   in The Gambia through effective and efficient   outreach in Education, Natural Science, Social and   Human Sciences, Culture, Communication and   Information

Chairperson | Year
Mr. George W.L. Thomas 1993–1998
Mrs. Ralphina D. Almeida 1998–2001
Mrs. Ann Therese Ndong Jatta 2001–2004
Ms. Fatou L. Faye 2004–present Secretary General | Year
Mr. George W.L. Thomas 1983-1993
Dr. Alieu B.S Taal 1993-1995
Mrs. Mam Sallah Cham 1995-2001
Mrs. Sukai Bojang 2001-2011
Mr. Yahya Al-Matarr Jobe 2014
Mr. Momodou Sanneh 2014 - Present

Vision

The Gambia National Commission is   chaired, ex-officio, by the Honourable   Minister of Education (Ministry of Basic   and Secondary Education)...more

 

UNESCO Matters

The United States just lost its voting rights in UNESCO, an organization they helped create in 1945 to fight racism and build peace after a devastating war and the Holocaust, by working through education, the sciences, culture and communication.

 

Last Saturday, UNESCO Member States went through a procedural process that stripped the U.S. of its vote at the General Conference, UNESCO's governing body. This was the result of non-payment of dues for over two years.

 

 

Overview

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an agency within the United Nations that is responsible for promoting peace, social justice, human rights and international security through international cooperation on educational, science and cultural programs. It is based in Paris, France and has over 50 field offices located around the world.

The Gambia was inaugurated into the membership of UNESCO on the 1st August, 1973. In 1983 the National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM) was set up to act as an intermediary link between the Government of The Gambia and UNESCO as well as to guarantee active participation in relevant cultural and education programmes.

 

This was the result of a Cabinet decision taken the year before (11 March 1983) to establish the body in The Gambia.

 

The NATCOM secretariat also co-ordinates the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) programmes in the country. Furthermore it cooperates with the office in Dakar (BREDA).

 

Members of the commission are chosen from different ministries, institutions and Non-governmental organisations working in UNESCO's areas of activity. The Secretary General is secretary of the commission and head of the secretariat.

 

Members of the commission are chosen from different ministries, institutions and Non-governmental organisations working in UNESCO's areas of activity. The Secretary General is secretary of the commission and head of the secretariat.

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