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30 Oct 2017

Belarus plans to join UNESCO Executive Board

MINSK, 31 October (BelTA) – Belarus is running for a seat at the UNESCO Executive Board. The elections will be held during the 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference, which kicked off its at the the organization's headquarters in Paris on 30 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The session will also approve a new UNESCO Director General.

Taking part in the forum will be a Belarusian delegation led by Ambassador to France, Belarus’ Permanent Representative to the UNESCO Pavel Latushko. The delegation also comprises representatives of the government bodies and public organizations.

The key issue on the agenda of the General Conference will be to determine the main areas of UNESCO activity for 2018-2019 taking into account the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and new challenges the Organization is facing.

On the sidelines of the session of the UNESCO General Conference the Belarusian delegation is expected to take part in the side events on the UNESCO activity in different areas, including education, science, culture, information and communication.

The 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference will last through 14 November.


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