The Philippines won its bid for a seat in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board in elections held in Paris on November 8, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
“We would like to express our deep appreciation to our friends in the international community for again electing us to the UNESCO Executive Board after more than a decade,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said in a statement who is currently in Vietnam with President Duterte for the 29th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings.
According to DFA, the country’s bid was supported by 157 member-states during 39th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris.
“Our election is a recognition by member-states of the steady progress we have made in promoting the comprehensive human development of our people in the fields of education, science, culture, communication and information,” Secretary Cayetano added.
DFA said the Philippines will now serve as one of the 58 members of the Executive Board whose main functions are to examine the programme of work and budget of UNESCO, and guide the Organization’s support to Member States in the implementation of relevant Sustainable Development Goals in education, culture, communication and information.
“We received recognition that we play a constructive role in UNESCO. We warmly thank all Member States that expressed this belief in the Philippines and aim to work closely with them for mutual benefit and the objectives of UNESCO,” Philippine Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Ambassador Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro said.
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