For the first time Armenia was elected as member of the UNESCO Executive Board for the period of 2021-2025, during the body’s general conference in Paris.
Armenia was among four countries nominated for the position. The other three were, Lithuania, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
With 146 votes, Armenia came in first in the secret-ballot vote.
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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.
Acting under the authority of the General Conference, the Board examines the programs for the organization 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.