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UNESCO
Latvian National Commission
Reg. No. 90000089305
Pils laukums 4 – 206,
Rīga, LV 1050
Phone: +371 67 325 109
Fax: +371 67 222 762
E-mail: office@unesco.lv

Assembly

The assembly, which consists of 21 members from state institutions and the public sector, takes decisions of the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO. President of the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO is the Minister for Culture and vice-presidents are the Minister for Education and Science and the Minister for Foreign Affairs. The administrative work of the Commission is coordinated by the Secretary-General, who is selected by the Assembly in an open competition and employed for a period of five years.

Members of the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO

Dace Melbārde, Minister for Culture of the Republic of Latvia, President

Kārlis Šadurskis, Minister for Education and Scienceof the Republic of Latvia, Vice President

Edgars Rinkēvičs,Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Vice President

Daiga Vilkaste, Representative of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Developement

Baiba Bāne, Representative of the Ministry of Finance

Kristīne Pommere, Representative of the Ministry of Justice

Ilze Skrodele-Dubrovska, Representative of the Ministry of Welfare

 Ilze Viņķele, Chair of the Education, Culture and Science Commission of the Saeima (Latvian Parliament)

Ojārs Spārītis, Representative of the State President

Ivita Burmistre, Head of the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Latvia to UNESCO

Andrejs Siliņš, Representative of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

Andris Vilks, Director of the National Library of Latvia

Juris Dambis, Head of the State Inspection for Heritage Protection

Indriķis Muižnieks, Rector of the University of Latvia

Dace Bluķe, Chair of the Council of Creative Unions of Latvia

Emīls Anškens, President of the National Youth Council of Latvia

Andris Jaunsleinis, Representative of the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments

Rafi Haradžanjans, Representative of the Latvian Association of National Cultural Societies

Ieva Beitika, Representative of the National Electronic Mass Media Council