Pakistan elected as Vice-Chair of the Executive Board for the term 2023-2025.

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Islamabad, Pakistan has been elected, with overwhelming support, as Vice Chair of UNESCO Executive Board for the term 2023-2025 from the Asia Pacific Group. The elections were held at the 218th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board held in Paris today.

Pakistan is grateful to members of the Executive Board and all member states of UNESCO for their overwhelming support and the trust reposed in its candidature.

Pakistan will carry out its responsibilities with a deep sense of commitment, credibility, honest dialogue and mutual respect. As an ardent advocate of cooperative multilateralism, Pakistan will continue to work together with all members states to defend shared values and the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and to mobilize collective efforts to promote our common objectives at UNESCO. These would include Africa and Gender Equality and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Operational Strategy.