The Commission serves as the official link between the Government of Malaysia and UNESCO in helping to implement UNESCO’s programmes and activities in the region. Its main functions are as follow:

  • To advise on all matters pertaining to UNESCO’s policies and activities;
  • To act as a clearing house to disseminate information for all related organization, institutions and individuals on the objectives and functions of UNESCO and to assist in UNESCO associated activities both at national, sub-regional and international level;
  • To encourage and promote the participation of governmental and non-governmental institutions and individuals in UNESCO programmes and activities;
  • To formulate and execute national programmes to complement UNESCO’s fields of competence ; and
  • To coordinate the involvement of Malaysian representatives in programmes and activities undertaken by UNESCO within and outside Malaysia;