Commission Nationale du Cameroun pour l'UNESCO

Les guerres prenant naissance dans l'esprit des hommes,
C'est dans l'esprit des hommes,
Que doivent être élevées les défenses de la paix

CAMEROUN AT UNESCO

Creation

Cameroon adhered to the ideals of UNESCO on November 11, 1960. Since then he has established himself a very fruitful cooperation at the political and institutional level as well as in the various fields of competence of UNESCO (education, culture, communication, information). The National Commission was created on 23 May 1962 by Decree No. 62 / DF / 169 and shortly afterwards would undergo modifications, notably those of December 1962 and 14 November 1963.

Important dates:   

  •  1962: Creation of the National Commission for UNESCO     
  • 1969: Creation of the Cameroon Federation of Clubs and Associations of UNESCO   
  •   1986: Memorandum entitled “Basic Document for UNESCO – CAMEROON Cooperation”    
  •  January 31, 1991: R eorganization of the National Commission, and official reopening of the UNESCO Office in Yaounde   
  •   2002: Transformation of the Yaoundé office into a “Cluster” following the new decentralization policy  January 12, 2015: Reorganization and operation

The successive presidents :

Names and surnames
Years Comments
4 M. ETEKI MBOUMOUA W. A. 1962-1963  

 

 

 

 

 

Ministries of National Education

5 M. MONGO SO’O Zachée 1963-1964
6 M. ETEKI MBOUMOUA W. A. 1964-1968
7 M. MONGO SO’O Zachée 1968-1973
8 M. BIDIAS A NGON BERNARD 1973-1977
9 M. ADAMOU NDAM NJOYA 1977-1980
10 M. ZE NGUELE René 1980-1984
11 M. HELE Pierre 07/01 – 07/ 07 – 1984
12 M. Robert MBELLA MBAPPE 1984-1986
13 M. NGANGO Georges 1986-1989
14 M. MBOUI Joseph 1989-1992
15 M. Robert MBELLA MBAPPE 1992-1997
16 M. ETOUNDI Charles B. 1997-2000
17 M. OWONA Joseph 2000-2004
18 Mme HAMAN ADAMA née HALIMATOU MAHONDE 2004-2009 Ministry of Basic Education
19 Mme YOUSSOUF née HADIDJA Alim 2009- 2018 – // –
20 Pr Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngoa 2018-

Some secretaries who succeeded one another

Names and Surnames
Years Comments
1 M. BARTHELEMY MVONDO NYINA  

General Secretary

2 M. OWONA ADA (Par Intérim)
3 M. SALLY MAIRIGA

 

Some Highlights of Cameroon – UNESCO Cooperation     

  1. Visits of successive Director Generals of UNESCO:     
  • Amadou Mathar M’bow (23-29 July 1980)    
  •  Federico Mayor Zaragoza (30-31 January – 1 February 1991);     
  • Koïchiro Matsuura (17-19 January 2004 and 9-10 January 2009);  
  •    Ms Irina Bokova, the current Director General from 15-16 September 2014  

 The cooperation between Cameroon and UNESCO is also supported by the action of the First Lady, Mrs. Chantal BIYA, appointed November 14, 2008, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Education and Inclusion of Vulnerable People and minorities and its contribution to the promotion of the ideals of this organization.


 

 

 

 

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