Vester Voldgade 123, 4
1552 Copenhagen V
- Democracy and community development
- Environment/Sustainable development
- Human rights
- International/Cultural relations
The aims of the Danish National Commission for UNESCO are to • promote the work of UNESCO in Denmark, • advise the Danish Government on UNESCO questions, • advise the Danish Delegation to the General Conference of UNESCO and • act as an intermediary between UNESCO and Danish authorities, institutions and organisations within the areas of education, science, culture and communication. • The National Commission may also independently express its own views on UNESCO matters in public.
In order to promote the work of UNESCO in Denmark, the National Commission shall: 1) disseminate knowledge of and stimulate interest in UNESCO’s programme and work through its own information work and in co-operation with other involved organisations; 2) co-operate with Danish organisations within UNESCO’s areas of competence, with particular reference to mutual information and consultancy; 3) maintain a close co-operation with involved ministries and agencies, the Danish Permanent Delegation to UNESCO and the national commissions of other countries, including in particular those of the other Nordic countries; 4) make statements about UNESCO’s activities, including proposals received from UNESCO regarding the organisation’s programme and budget etc.; 5) provide information about UNESCO’s General Conference, Executive Board, international meetings and decisions of the National Commission; 6) take other initiatives to promote the purpose of the National Commission’s activities, including any initiatives necessary to implement various decisions.