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Polish National Commission for UNESCO (Polski Komitet do spraw UNESCO)

National Network: 
Pl. Defilad 1
00-901 Warszawa
(+48 22) 620 33 55
Telephone (other): 
(+48 22) 620 33 62
(+48 22) 620 33 62
Organisation Type: 
Public Institution
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

1. The Polish National Commission for UNESCO consists of Members (including President, Vice-President and Secretary-General) representing ministries and governmental institutions cooperating with UNESCO, as well as scientific and cultural milieus, and Permanent Secretariat headed by the Secretary-General.
3. State budget. Extra budgetary resources also possible.
4. Poland’s participation in UNESCO Associated Schools Project (ASP), Euro-Arab Dialogue Program, UNESCO/Poland Fellowships for young researchers from Africa, UNESCO Summer School in Zamosc (Poland) on cultural heritage protection.
5. State administration, Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish MAB Committee, Polish Memory of the World Committee, NGO’s, other UNESCO National Commissions

Mission and Objectives: 

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Advising Polish government and public institutions in the issues concerning UNESCO programs and activities, inspiring and assisting Poland’s participation in the international cooperation at inter-regional, regional, sub-regional, and bilateral levels in the areas related to UNESCO programs. Implementation of UNESCO programs in Poland. Participation in consultations on UNESCO documents and Poland’s participation in UNESCO Programs.

Main Projects / Activities: 

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Coordination of UNESCO ASP in Poland: participation in i.a. Baltic Sea Project, Great Volga River Route project, UNESCO/Daimler-Chrysler Mondialogo project;
Euro-Arab Dialogue Programme: participation in study on image of Arab world in European schoolbooks and vice versa;
Cooperation with Association Arabia.pl in preparation of intercultural Euro-Arab workshops for youth “Let’s talk about the future”;
UNESCO/Poland Fellowships for young researchers from Africa;
9th UNESCO Summer School in Zamosc (Poland) on cultural heritage protection;
Encouraging celebration of World Philosophy Day in Poland and other UNESCO/UN Days, Years and Decades.
Cooperation in awareness campaign in Poland on safer Internet.