UNESCO Office, Jakarta - Regional Bureau for Sciences in Asia and the Pacific
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1951 Jakarta Indonesia
1951, Jakarta (Indonesia), within the framework of B-XB3383 - UNESCO, as UNESCO Field Office for South East Asian Science Cooperation (SEASCO). Originally hosted by Indonesia, temporarily transferred to Bangkok (Thailand) in 1965, but returned to Jakarta in 1967 as UNESCO Regional Office for Science and Technology for Southeast Asia (ROSTSEA) -- Bureau régional de l'UNESCO de science et de technologie pour l'Asie du Sud-Est or UNESCO Jakarta Regional Office for Science and Technology for Southeast Asia -- Bureau régional de l'UNESCO de Jakarta de science et de technologie pour l'Asie du Sud-Est, and also referred to by the initials UNESCO/ROSTSEA. Subsequent name changes: UNESCO Jakarta Office -- Bureau de l'UNESCO à Jakarta, 1993; UNESCO Office, Jakarta - Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, 2001, and also started functioning as the Office for the UNESCO Representative to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Since 2003, also functions as the Office for the UNESCO Representative to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste, following signing of the instrument of Acceptance of Membership by Timor-Leste in 2002. Since 2005, also functions as the Office for the UNESCO Representative to Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste, when Brunei Darussalam became 191st member of UNESCO.
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