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UNESCO Jakarta Office
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- Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
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The Office was established in 1951 as the UNESCO Field Office for Southeast Asian Science Co-operation (SEASCO). In 1967, it became the Regional Office for Science and 1967 Technology for Southeast Asia (ROSTSEA). In 1993, it was renamed the UNESCO Jakarta Office in keeping with the house-wide policy on office names.
In 2001, the UNESCO Office in Jakarta became Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, and Office of the UNESCO Representative to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines
In 2002, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor) signed the Instrument of Acceptance for Membership of UNESCO (31 October 2002).
UNESCO Cluster and Regional Bureau for Sciences
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Mission: To contribute to peace and human development in an era of globalization through the education, sciences, culture and communication.
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Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
Representative to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines
Focal Point for East Timor
For more information about the UNESCO Jakarta Office, please see the <a href="http://portal.unesco.org/geography/en/ev.php-URL_ID=8136&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html">website of the Office</a>.
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