Kyrgyzstan was first elected to the Executive Board of UNESCO for 2019-2023. Press service of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Kyrgyzstan reported.
The decision was made at a General Conference of the organization in Paris.
The ministry noted that, according to the results of the voting, Kyrgyzstan took the second place among the countries of the Asia-Pacific region that nominated candidates for the UNESCO Executive Board. At least 157 countries out of 180 voted for Kyrgyzstan.
UNESCO is a UN specialized agency for education, science and culture issues. The Executive Board is the governing body of the organization, consists of 58 states, elected for a four-year term.
Kyrgyzstan became a member of UNESCO in 1992.