Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO

The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO will host its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 and Thursday, May 27, 2010 at the Embassy Suites in Washington, D.C. (900 10th Street NW).

The Commission will host a series of informational plenary sessions and subject-specific committee and thematic break-out sessions on Wednesday, May 26. The Commission will meet in plenary session to discuss its final recommendations on Thursday, May 27, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The meetings will be open to the public, and those who wish to attend should contact the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO (202-663-0026; DCUNESCO@state.gov) no later than Wednesday, May 19th for further information about admission, as seating is limited. Requests for reasonable accommodation should also be made before that date.

1 comment:

JTawfilis said...

It is good that the National Commission is meeting, and maybe something can be done to encourage facilitating dialogue with Egypt since the non election of their candidate for the DG post was won by Mrs. Bokova and since that time, there seems to be some unwillingness to support either UNESCO or US based projects. I also hope that with the new administration, the role of the National Commission can be a bit more responsive and visible to project leaders that are associated and support UNESCO projects and resolutions. I have come to understand the role of the National Commission is not to promote or market or endorse projects, but it would be nice if we could get a clear definition and explanation of exactly what the commission's role is and if it is facilitate and network, what are those guidelines and limits.