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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 (3): 
E-Mail (4): 
Mobile Phone: 
+45 2013 5215
Organisation Type: 
Year of Establishment: 
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: 
Fuldmægtig - Ministeriet for Børn, Undervisning og Ligestilling

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