India on Wednesday was re-elected to the executive board of the United Nations cultural and education organisation for the 2021-25 term.
Taking it to Twitter, the Paris-based Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) informed, "India gets reelected to the Executive Board of UNESCO with 164 votes for the term 2021-25.”
India was re-elected to Group IV of Asian and Pacific States which also include Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Cook Islands and China.
The election of members of the executive board took place on Wednesday.
The executive board of the UN's cultural and educational organisation is one of three constitutional organs of the UN agency (the others being the General Conference and the Secretariat) and the General Conference elect members of the executive board.
The executive board consists of 58 member-states each with a four-year term.
According to the UNESCO website, the board examines the programme of work for the organisation and corresponding budget estimates submitted to it by the director-general.