India re-elected to UNESCO Executive Board for 2021-25 term
UNESCO Executive Board consists of 58 member-states each with a four-year term of office
India has been reelected to the UNESCO Executive Board, one of the three constitutional bodies of the UN, for the 2021-25 term.
Informing about this development, India’s Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in Paris tweeted: “India gets reelected to the Executive Board of UNESCO with 164 votes for the term 2021-25!”
EAM S Jaishankar also took to twitter to praise the “good work” of Team MEA and the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO.
On the other hand, reacting to India’s election, Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi thanked countries for supporting India’s candidature.
“Delighted to inform that India has made it to the Executive Board of UNESCO. Heartiest congratulations and thankful to all the member countries who supported our candidature,” Meenakshi Lekhi tweeted.
The UNESCO Executive Board is one of the three constitutional organs of the United Nations’ agency (the others being the General Conference and the Secretariat) and it is elected by the General Conference.
UNESCO Executive Board consists of 58 member-states each with a four-year term of office. UNESCO has 193 member states.