May 26, 2024

Saudi Arabia reelected to UNESCO executive board

AN, RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has been re-elected as a member of the executive board of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for the period 2023 to 2027.

The announcement, by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed a vote during the 42nd session of the UNESCO General Conference, which began on Nov. 7 and continues until Nov. 22, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

The board plays an important role in setting the agenda for the General Conference, which is the organization’s highest decision-making body. It is tasked with overseeing the implementation of approved programs and reviewing budgets proposed by the director general. It also makes recommendations about the admission of new member states.

The reelection underscores the Kingdom’s growing role in, and commitment to, global cultural and educational affairs, Saudi officials said, and provides the country with an avenue to enhance communication and dialogue with the aim of fostering a more collaborative environment.

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