The Lebanese National Commission for Unesco is an autonomous body that works in close coordination with the Ministry of Culture. It carries out its tasks and functions through its 4 bodies being; the General Assembly, the Executive Committee, the Program Committees and the Permanent Secretariat.
According to the statutes of the LNCU, the General Assembly may comprise up to 21 members, designated by the Ministry of Culture for a term of 3 years. They normally represent the various institutions working in the area of competence of Unesco. The General Assembly elects its president, as well as the members of the executive bureau. It meets regularly, around twice a year, to discuss and approve the annual budget and the activity programs of the National Commission. The meetings are presided by the Commission president.
The executive bureau is composed of 9 members, including the president, the vice president, the treasurer and the secretary general. It meets monthly and discusses issues of financial and administrative nature, as well as program activities.
The Program Committees:
In line with Unesco's structure, the members of the general assembly are grouped into 4 specialized committees, relevant to the field of competence of Unesco. Each committee has a rapporteur, and between 5 and 7 members who meet periodically and as need be.
The Permanent Secretariat:
The Permanent Secretariat is headed by the Secretary General. It has 10 staff members who see to the day to day execution and follow up of the various activities of the National Commission.