UNESCO Office, Jakarta – Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
UNESCO office in Jakarta was established as a field office for South-East Asian Science Cooperation (SEASCO) in 1951. In 1967 it became the Regional Office for Sciences and for South East Asia (ROSTSEA). Since 2001 UNESCO Jakarta became the Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Cluster Office Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. It assumed the role of focal point for Timor-Leste in 2002. In the 48 UNESCO Member States and 2 Associate Members of the Asia-Pacific, UNESCO is present with a network of 13 Field Offices comprising Cluster Offices, Country Offices and Regional Bureau. UNESCO Jakarta has a double role Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Cluster Office. As Regional Bureau for Science, UNESCO Jakarta provides strategic expertise, advisory, monitoring and evaluation functions to Member States, other UNESCO Field Offices and UN Country Teams in the area of Science.
As Cluster Office, UNESCO Jakarta covers all UNESCO mandates: education, sciences, culture, communication and information. It is responsible for the implementation of related programmes in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor Leste in all UNESCO fields of competence
Indonesian National Commision for UNESCO (Komite Nasional Indonesia untuk UNESCO)
Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO (KNIU) was established on the 20th October 1952. The Commission is an entity in the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) which bridges UNESCO with the Government of the Republic of Indonesia.
UNESCO’s programmes in Indonesia are implemented under the coordination with line ministries. KNIU plays a significant role in coordinating the programmes, which are executed by relevant ministries, with UNESCO Office Jakarta.
KNIU encompasses Plenary Committee, Executive Committee, Four Program Boards, several Special Committees, and a Secretariat. KNIU also has two National Coordinators: National Coordinator for Education for Sustainability Development (ESD) and National Coordinator for Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet). The KNIU Secretariat, which covers four-sections, is financed by MoEC. For the programme implementation, the budget contribution comes from the relevant ministries.
In overall, the KNIU serves as an advisory boards, liaison body, information contributor as well as partner for UNESCO Office Jakarta in formulating, implementing, and evaluating the program at the international, regional, and national levels.
Any Policy related to UNESCO activities discussed by Executive Committee and Special Committee. While strategic policies, programs, monitoring and evaluation of activities covered by the Plenary Committee, and communicated during the General Conference of UNESCO