ISLAMABAD (9 News) – Pakistan has been re-elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the next four-year term.
Pakistan secured 154 votes out of 180 cast in an election held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Pakistan enjoys the distinction of being a continuous member of the UNESCO Executive Board since 1978.
The members of executive board are elected by UNESCO’s General Conference according to a system of regional grouping.
Meanwhile, in a tweet, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has congratulated Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moinul Haq and his team.
Election to the UNESCO Executive Board this evening in Paris is a testimony to Pak’s stellar contributions in promoting Int’l cooperation in the fields of edu, science & culture. I commend the MoFA, Amb. Moin & his team for their hardwork & congratulate them on this achievement.
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) November 20, 2019
He said Pakistan’s election to the UNESCO Executive Board is a testimony to its stellar contributions in promoting International cooperation in the fields of education, science and culture.
Earlier, Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood has been unanimously elected as the president of UNESCO’s prestigious Education Commission in Paris.
Speaking after the election, the minister termed it as an honor for Pakistan and an acknowledgement of its commitment to UNESCO’s work in the field of education.
Shafqat mehmood said being the president of UNESCO’s Education Commission, he would work closely with all delegations in a constructive manner in pursuance of UNESCO’s objectives.
The minister separately held bilateral meetings with Ministers of Education of Bangladesh, Norway and Tunisia. He also met assistant director generals of UNESCO for Education and Culture.