Following a cabinet decision The Gambia became a UNESCO Member State on 11 March 1982. Like many other member states, the Gambia also set up a Permanent Delegation to be linking UNESCO and the country. The Permanent Delegation to UNESCO headed by the Gambian ambassador in France, is the embodiment of the country’s permanent presence at the seat of UNESCO in Paris.
Mandate of the Permanent Delegation
The principal mission of the Permanent Delegation which is under the purview of the Honourable Minister of Basic and Secondary Education who is the Gambia’s Minister Responsible for relationships with UNESCO and Chairperson of the Gambia National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM), is to serve the diplomatic interest of The Republic of The Gambia in UNESCO; and promote a thorough understanding of UNESCO and its programmes, projects in the Member State and all its institutions which are competent and active in the fields of mandate of UNESCO.
Contact address of the Permanent Delegation
Permanent Delegation of The Gambia to UNESCO,
Maison de l’UNESCO, Bureau MR24,
1, rue Miollis, 75732 Paris, Cedex 15, France
Office: +33 (0)1 45 68 27 90
Email: [email protected]