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Pakistan to lead Asia Pacific group of UNESCO, this year


Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

24th Jan, 2020. 12:25 am
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Asia Pacific group of UNESCO

Pakistan has assumed the presidency of Asia and Pacific (ASPAC) in UNESCO for the period from January to December, 2020.

Ambassador of Pakistan to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Moin-ul-Haque will lead the ASPAC Group for the year 2020.

Indonesia will be the vice chair while Republic of Korea will be the secretary of the group, a message received here on Thursday from Paris said.

The UNESCO has six regional groups, with ASPAC being the second largest with 44 member states.

Pakistan remains committed to UNESCO’s principles enshrined in its constitution.

As ASPAC Chair, Pakistan will constructively engage with member states to strengthen UNESCO to foster better understanding for global peace and stability.

November last year, in recognition of the country’s long-standing positive contributions to promoting educational and cultural cooperation, Pakistan had re-elected to the executive board of UNESCO.

Pakistan had won the slot by securing 154 votes for the next four-year term (2019-2023) in an election held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

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