Established on 7 July 1966
Status Governmental (1 Ministry)
Department attached to Ministry of Education Malaysia
Legislation The National Commission has a Constitution.
Structure of the Commission
The National Commission consists of the following bodies:
– General Assembly
– The Specialized Committees made up of 6 sub-committees dealing with:
(3) Culture and Communications
(4) Social Sciences
(5) Higher Education
(6) External Relations
The National Commission comprises 21 members representing the Ministries, universities and individuals. The General Assembly meets once or twice a year.
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
The National Commission continuously communicates and discusses with its counterparts of the Asia and the Pacific Region, as well as with the regional office in Jakarta and Bangkok.