Pakistan’s election to UNESCO bodies evidence of country’s strong credentials

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s election to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) various bodies demonstrates not only the strong credentials that Pakistan enjoys within the multilateral arena, but is a reflection of the confidence of the international community in Pakistan’s constructive leadership role within UNESCO, according to a statement released by the Government of Pakistan.

Pakistan had recently been elected to various bodies during the 39th session of the UN General Conference held in Paris in November.

As a member of various UNESCO bodies, Pakistan would continue to proactively engage with other members and to ensure that the organisation’s work was guided by its ideals, especially on promotion of education and science, along with promoting respect for all cultures within the comity of nations.

The bodies to which Pakistan was elected, included Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation (ICPRCP) for a four year term (2018-21), Intergovernmental Council of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) from 2018-2021, Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformation (MOST) Programme from 2018-21, Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (CR) for a two year term (2017-19).

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