Thai committee on UNESCO holds meeting

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BANGKOK – The National Committee on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a meeting at the Office of Vocational Education Commission in Thailand.

The meeting reviewed the outcome of the UNESCO’s 38th Session of General Conference in Paris, which is held every two years to discuss the adjustment and re-allocation of policy and budget for the organization. The 38th Session does also host the Leaders’ Forum which is a special activity to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UNESCO.

Thai Education Minister Dapong Rattanasuwan, who chaired the meeting of the committee, said its role remains compatible with the Thai policy and directions as well as within the UNESCO framework.

The UNESCO comprised of ministerial officials and other leading figures from various government agencies with the aim to support the development of education, culture, society and media in Thailand. One major commitment to the UNESCO was the introduction of the Official Information Act which guarantees full access to the government’s information and the right to know for every Thai citizen.