UNESCO is the only organization in the United Nations system
that has National Commissions. In accordance with the UNESCO
Constitution and a presidential decree, the Korean National
Commission for UNESCO was founded on 30 January 1954.
The Act Concerning UNESCO Activities enacted in 1963 provides
the Commission with a firm legal basis
for carrying out its various functions.
This act sets forth the guiding principles
and provides for the autonomy of the organization, its finances and programme
The Commission is actively working to further strengthen
existing cooperative relationships with its stakeholders at the national,
regional, and international levels and to take its share of responsibility
in pursuing the goals of UNESCO in Korea. As a focal point,
the Korean National Commission for UNESCO is also committed to creating
partnerships and networking with not only governments, and other international
and intergovernmental organizations, but with civil society and the