The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Malaysia formerly known as the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is the patron of the UNESCO Malaysia National Committee of Science (JKTS). The network under JKTS is as follows:

  • Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC);
  • National Bioethics Council; and
  • International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC)


Among the areas of JKTS’s responsibilities are:

  1. Reviewed all UNESCO activities and policies related to science and submit proposals;
  2. To effectively implement UNESCO policies in the field of JKKT and report to Suruhanjaya Kebangsaan UNESCO Malaysia (SKUM);
  3. Prepared and submit progress reports at the SKUM Meeting;
  4. Carried out activities as directed by the SKUM from time to time;
  5. Identified and mobilize national institutions in relation to scientific research, especially research institutions and universities;
  6. Disseminated information on relevant subsidiary organ programs;
  7. To regularly designing forums to assist dissemination of information between UNESCO as well as interested national institutions;
  8. Helps in establishing a network of national investigations; and
  9. To assists in obtaining funds from national bodies, or ministries related to research, education, science and technology, social development, foreign affairs and others

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