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Nepal National Commission for UNESCO

Nepal got the UNESCO’s membership in 1953 AD. All UNESCO Member States have their National Commissions for UNESCO. Nepal Interim National Commission for UNESCO was established by Cabinet decision dated B. S. 2011/4/7.  Nepal Interim National Commission for UNESCO evolved as Nepal National Commission for UNESCO by Cabinet decision dated B.S. 2020/1/9. As of 2011 AD total number of UNESCO’s member states is 195 and associate members are 8. The legislation of Nepal National Commission for UNESCO was made on 2020/1/9 B.S.  In line with the legislation of UNESCO Paris Nepal National Commission for UNESCO has adopted its legislation. According to the legislation, there is a provision of forming a Commission under the Chairmanship of Honarable Minister of Education. Following are the existing members of the Nepal National Commission for UNESCO.

S.N. Name Designation
1 Honarble Giriraj Mani Pokharel(Mr.)
Minister for Education, Science and Technology
Chairman
2 Mr. Khaga Raj Baral
Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Secretary General
3 Prof. Dr. Lekha Nath Sharma

Vice Chancellor
Nepal Open University

Member
4 Prof. Dr. Hridaya Ratna Bajracharya

Vice Chancellor
Lumbini Buddhist University

Member
5 Representative
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Member
6 Representative
Ministry of Forest and Environment
Member
7 Representative
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation
Member
8 Representative
Ministry of Law, Justic and Parliamentary Affairs
Member
9 Representative
Ministry of Finance
Member
10 Mr. Dipendra Bikram Thapa
Former Secretary, Government of Nepal
Member
11 Member
12 Ms. Ranju Jha
Educationist
Member
13 Mr. Ganesh Shah
Educationist (Former Minister)
Member
14 Mr. Kashinath Newpane
Nepal Sanskrit  University
Member
15 Mr. Dambarbir Thapa
National President, NAFUCAN
Member
16 Mr. Haribangsha Kirat
Honorary President, NAFUCAN
Member
17 Mr. Ananda Raj Tripathee

Chairman, NAFUCAN

Member
18 Mr. Dipak Sarkar
Senior Vice Chairman, NAFUCAN
Member
19 Prof. Dr. Basu Dev Kafle
Coordinator, Education Committee
Member
20 Mr. Raji Haider
Member, Education Committee
Member
21 Mr. Tanka Acharya
Member, Education Committee
Member
22 Mr. Shanker Adhikari
Member, Education Committee
Member
23 Dr. Januka Nepal Paudel
Member, Education Committee
Member
24 Mr. Kedar Koirala
Member, Education Committee
Member
25 Mr. Khaga Raj Paudyal
Member Secretary, Education Committee
Member
26 Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey
Coordinator, Science Committee
Member
27 Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forest and Environment
Member, Science Committee
Member
28 Mr. Roshan Yadav
Member, Science Committee
Member
29 Mr. Ramesh Silwal
Member, Science Committee
Member
30 Member, Science Committee Member
31 Member, Science Committee Member
32 Mr. Kumar Basnet
Member Secretary, Science Committee
Member
33 Mr. Ramesh Ranjan Jha
Coordinator, Culture Committee
Member
34 Ms. Teeka Manandhar
Member, Culture Committee
Member
35 Chief, World Heritage Conservation Section
Member Secretary, Culture Committee
Member
36 Joint Secretary
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation
Member, Culture Committee
Member
37 Member, Culture Committee Member
38 Mr. Umesh Sahani
Member, Culture Committee
Member
39 Mr. Padam Raj Joshi

Member Secretary, Culture Committee

Member
40 Prof. Dr. Min Bahadur Bista
Coordinator, Social Committee
Member
41 Dr. Shyamu Thapa Magar
Member, Social Committee
Member
42
Member, Social Committee
Member
43  Joint Secretary
Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
Member, Social Committee
Member
44 Mr. Maheshwar Prasad Sharma
Member, Social Committee
Member
45 Mr. Prakash Rai
Member, Social Committee
Member
46 Member Secretary, Social Committee Member
47 Mr. Hari Govinda Luntel
Coordinator, Mass Communication Committee
Member
48 Director General, Department of Information
Member, Mass Communication Committee
Member
49 President, Nepal Journalist Federation
Member, Mass Communication Committee
Member
50 Mr. Prakash Silwal
Member, Mass Communication Committee
Member
51 Mr. Hiralal Chaudhari
Member, Mass Communication Committee
Member
52 Mr. Sahisnu Paudel
Member, Mass Communication Committee
Member
53 Mr. Usha Pokharel
Member Secretary, Mass Communication Committee
Member
54 Mr. Mimkaji Shrestha
ASPnet National Coordinator
Member
55 Dr. Babu Ram Adhikari
Deputy Secretary General, NNCU
Member Secretary