Bangladesh has been elected Vice Chairperson of the Unesco Executive Board from the electoral group four — Asian and Pacific States — for the next two years.
Bangladesh got elected unanimously Vice Chair of the Unesco Executive Board at its 208th session held at the Unesco headquarters in Paris on Friday, a press release received here today said.
Former foreign affairs minister of Equatorial Guinea Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy has been elected chairperson of the Unesco Executive Board for the tenure 2019-2021.
Bangladesh is also an elected member of the Unesco Executive Board for the period 2017-2021.
At the Unesco’s 40th General Assembly, a full-fledged executive board was formed, with 29 newly-elected member states elected in 2017.
Apart from Bangladesh, Switzerland, Russia, Saint Lucia, Ethiopia and Egypt have been elected Vice chairpersons from five other electoral groups at the 208th meeting of the Executive Board.
Bangladesh will represent all the member states, including 44 states in Asia and the Pacific, for the next two years as vice-chairperson in the Executive Board.