The Danish National Commission for UNESCO

National Network

Vester Voldgade 123, 4
1552 Copenhagen V

+45 3392 5216
Telephone (other)
+45 3392 5413
+45 3392 5492
E-Mail (2)
E-Mail (3)
E-Mail (4)
Mobile Phone
+45 2013 5215
Organisation Type
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Gender
  5. Heritage
  6. Human rights
  7. International/Cultural relations
  8. Media
  9. Others
  10. Religion
General Information
1. The National Commission consists of the following bodies: The General Assembly, which meets at least four times a year, the Executive Committee, four Sub-Committees dealing with: Education, Science, Culture and Communication. The Secretariat employs four persons. 2. Approximately 0,3 mio. DKK for NC-activities in Denmark 3. The Danish Ministry of Education. 4. Seminars and hearings 5. Various partners
Mission and Objectives

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.

Main Projects / Activities

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.

Contact (1) Full Name
Jens Dalsgaard
Head of the organisation
Jens Dalsgaard
Contact (2) Full Name
Susan Parwini
Job Title (2)
Fuldmægtig - Ministeriet for Børn, Undervisning og Ligestilling