India has been re-elected to the Executive Board of UNESCO for the term 2021-25. India received 164 votes to get re-elected to a four-year term of office. Apart from India, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Cook Islands and China have also been elected in Group IV Asian and Pacific States category. UNESCO Executive Board consists of 58 member-states each with a four-year term of office.
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About the executive board:
- The executive board of the UN’s cultural and educational organisation is one of three constitutional organs of the UN agency. The other two are the General Conference and the Secretariat.
- The General Conference elects members of the executive board. The executive board consists of 58 member-states, each with a four-year term. It examines the programme of work for the organisation and corresponding budget estimates submitted to it by the director-general, according to the Unesco website.
- The board represents exercises the power delegated to it by the General Conference and deals with the questions with which it is entrusted.