Pakistan has been re-elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 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, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has congratulated Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin-ul-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.