Committee in brief

The Egyptian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture



About the Egyptian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture

Following World War II, the Egyptian government was invited to participate in the UN conference held in London for the ministers of education to study the feasibility of establishing the UN Education, Science and Culture Organization.

Egypt was one of the 44 states that hastened to attend the conference. In 16th November 1945 the charter was endorsed by the Egyptian ambassador in London then, Ambassador Ahmed Omar.

In 1949, a decree was launched announcing the establishment of the Egyptian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture.

In 1962, a presidential decree was launched to restructure the Egyptian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture.

The Egyptian National Commission is the linking bridge between UNESCO and the Egyptian authorities concerned with education, science and culture.



Tasks and Missions:


*Ensuring the effective participation of Egypt in the preparation and execution of UNESCO's programs and projects in a way that conforms with and reflects the viewpoints of Egypt and the Arab region.

*Organizing conferences, seminars and meetings in coordination with the concerned parties within the framework of UNESCO's fields of competence.

*Promoting the activities and efforts exerted by the concerned authorities and institutions in the fields of education, science and culture.

*Carrying out the activities that help disseminate and propagate the objectives and viewpoints of UNESCO and its activities.

The Egyptian National Commission continues playing the same role with the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), and with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).



Chairman of the Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO



Dr.Ashraf El Sheehy, Minister of Higher Education 

Dr. ُAshraf El Sheehy Minister of Higher Education


Secretary-Genral

Prof.Dr.  Hossam El-mallahi

Head of Cultural Affairs and Missions sector 

Ministry of Higher Education 

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Asst. Secreatry-Genral


Mrs. Zainab Elwakeel