Malaysia Elected To Unesco Executive Board With Highest Votes

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Malaysia was elected to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Executive Board, receiving the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group at 147 at the organisation’s 34th general conference here.Five other countries in the group elected were South Korea (139 votes), the Philippines (137), Sri Lanka (130), Mongolia (130) and Pakistan (106), out of nine contesting countries.

…The 58-member Executive Board is the second highest ranking body in Unesco. It is tasked with ensuring the implementation of the organisation’s programmes and allocating the corresponding budget estimates.Hishammuddin, who was thankful for the results, thanked the member countries for voting Malaysia in for the 2008-2011 term.”It is a trust and an important responsibility for Malaysia,” he said.As a start, he said Malaysia’s permanent mission to Unesco here and the National Unesco Commission Malaysia would be upgraded to facilitate carrying out of the responsibilities.Hishammuddin said Malaysia would also work at enhancing cooperation between Unesco and the Commonwealth and regional organisations like Asean.

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