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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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