Professor J S Rajput appointed as India's representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO

Posted on:26 Mar 2018 12:12:48
Professor J S Rajput appointed as India's representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO
26 March 2018 Current Affairs: Professor J S Rajput, a former Director NCERT is selected as India’s representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO.

Notably, Professor J S Rajput is an eminent educationist with rich experience in various fields including UNESCO.

The EXB has a four-year term of office and 58 seats.

The executive board is one of the constitutional organs of UNESCO and is elected by the General Conference.

The executive board examines the work for the organization and the corresponding budget estimates. In practice, the executive board is the main organ responsible for all policies and programmes of UNESCO.

The elections of Members of the EXB for the term 2017-21 took place on 8th November 2017, in which India won with 162 votes in Group IV during the 39th session of the General Conference which was held from 30th October to 14th November 2017.

Being a member of the board enables us in principle to play a role in shaping and reviewing UNESCO’s policies and programmes corresponding to its five major programs on education, the natural science, the social and human Sciences, Culture and Communication and Information.

The next meeting (Session204) of Executive Board of UNESCO is to be held in UNESCO HQ at Paris, from 4 - 17 April 2018.

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