Desk report, November 30: Bangladesh has been elected Vice President of the Unesco Executive Board from the electoral group four – Asian and Pacific States – for the next two years.The Executive Board is one of the three constitutional organs of Unesco (the others being the General Conference and the Secretariat) and it is elected by the General Conference, confirmed Bangladesh Embassy in Paris on Friday night.
Acting under the authority of the General Conference, the Board examines the programme of work for the Organisation and corresponding budget estimates submitted to it by the Director-General.
It consists of 58 Member States each with a four-year term of office.
There are the following six electoral groups – Western European and North American States, Eastern European States, Latin-American and Caribbean States, Asian and Pacific States, African States and Arab States.
The 58 Member States are elected to the Executive Board according to this system of regional grouping whereby each region is allocated a specific number of seats on the Board.