A foriegn policy success for Pakistan at the top World Forum
ISLAMABAD - 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.
The members of Executive Board are elected by UNESCO's General Conference according to a system of regional grouping. During the elections held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Pakistan secured 154 votes out of 180. Pakistan enjoys the distinction of being a continuous member of the UNESCO Executive Board since 1978, local media reported.
Following the election, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi 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 Pakistan's stellar contributions in promoting International cooperation in the fields of education, science and culture," Qureshi added.
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.