The 2016 Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission for the
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) will take place on Monday, December 12, 2016, at the U.S.
Department of State in Washington, DC (2201 C Street NW.). The
Commission will hold a series of informational plenary, subject-
specific committee, and thematic breakout sessions and discuss final
recommendations, which will be open to the public 9:30 a.m. to 11:45
a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m.
Members of the public who wish to attend any of these meetings or
who need reasonable accommodation should contact the U.S. National
Commission for UNESCO at the email address below no later than
Thursday, December 8, 2016for further information about admission, as
seating is limited. Those who wish to make oral comments during the
public comment section held during the afternoon session should request
to be scheduled by Thursday, December 8, 2016. Each individual will be
limited to five minutes, with the total oral comment period not
exceeding thirty minutes.
Access to the building is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance
purposes, those planning to attend will need to provide full name,
address, date of birth, citizenship, driver's license or passport
number, and email address. This information will greatly facilitate
entry into the building.
Written comments should be submitted by Tuesday, December 6, 2016
to allow time for distribution to the Commission members prior to the
meeting. The National Commission may be contacted via email at
DCUNESCO@state.gov, or via phone at (202) 663-2685. The Web site can be
accessed at: http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/.
Personal information regarding attendees is requested pursuant to
Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of
1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive
Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity
of individuals who enter Department facilities. The data will be
entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database.
Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at
https://foia.state.gov/_docs/SORN/State-36.pdf for additional