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Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology

Our mission


Our Mission

Composition


The NatCom Board comprises members from both Government and private organizations concerned with education, science, culture and information and it can co-opt, in an advisory capacity, individuals who can help in carrying out UNESCO’s mission.

Functions


The function of the Mauritius NatCom is to help to realize UNESCO’S goals through the implementation of specific programmes at the national level. As a decision-making body, it has the following main functions:

 

  i.  to advise Government on the activities and programmes of UNESCO;

  ii. to encourage the active participation of national, governmental and

      non-governmental institutions and individuals in the formulation and 

      execution of UNESCO’s programmes and activities;

   iii. to ensure that decisions taken by the UNESCO General Conference are executed at national level;

   iv. to assume (on its own or in collaboration with their bodies) the 

       responsibility for the operation of UNESCO projects in the country and 

       for national participation in sub- regional or international UNESCO 

       activities;

   v.  to assist in the preparation of: –

a. the draft Medium - Term Strategy for UNESCO (6 years);

b. Draft Programme and Budget (2 years) documents and forward relevant views and comments to UNESCO; and

   vi. to give directions to the Secretariat for the implementation of various 

       activities

 

Objectives


In accordance with the Charter of National Commissions for UNESCO, the objectives of the NatCom are as follows:

i. Contribute effectively in the formulation, execution and follow-up of its 

   programmes;

ii. Encourage participation of national and governmental institution and various individuals in the formulation and execution of UNESCO’s programmes so as to secure for the Organization all the intellectual, scientific, artistic and administrative assistance that it may require;

iii. Disseminate information on UNESCO’s programme and activities;

iv. Contribute to national activities relating to UNESCO’s programme and its evaluation.

 

Contact Us

 

Phone: (230) 601 5200 ext. 5414

Email addressunescodesk@govmu.org

Fax number: 6862532​

 

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