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UNESCO renewed the composition of the Executive Board

20/11/2019
Paris, France

The election of Members of the Executive Board took place on Wednesday, 20 November 2019, according to the “Procedure for the election of Members of the Executive Board” (Appendix 2 of the Rules of Procedure). The results of the vote have been announced in the Plenary Meeting (Room I) on the same day, 20 November 2019.

Electoral group I (6 seats to be filled)

  • France (140 votes)

  • Germany (154 votes)

  • Italy (162 votes)

  • Netherlands (159 votes)

  • Spain (150 votes)

  • Switzerland (175 votes)

Electoral group II (4 seats to be filled)

  • Hungary (155 votes)

  • Poland (152 votes)

  • Russian Federation (152 votes)

  • Serbia (155 votes)

Electoral group III (4 seats to be filled)

  • Argentina (153 votes)

  • Brazil (153 votes)

  • Dominican Republic (161 votes)

  • Uruguay (161 votes)

Electoral group IV (6 seats to be filled)

  • Afghanistan (147 votes)

  • Kyrgyzstan (157 votes)

  • Myanmar (142 votes)

  • Pakistan (154 votes)

  • Republic of Korea (158 votes)

  • Thailand (156 votes)

Electoral group V (a) (8 seats to be filled) (*)

  • Benin (157 votes)

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (145 votes)

  • Ghana (162 votes)

  • Guinea (148 votes)

  • Kenya (157 votes)

  • Namibia (156 votes)

  • Senegal (157 votes)

  • Togo (148 votes)

Electoral group V (b) (3 seats to be filled) (*)

  • Algeria (100 votes)

  • Qatar (93 votes)

  • Saudi Arabia (113 votes)

  • Tunisia (103 votes)

  • United Arab Emirates (107 votes)

Elections of Members of Headquarters Committee, Legal Committee and other subsidiary organs of the General Conference

The Executive Board ensures the overall management of UNESCO. It prepares the work of the General Conference and sees that its decisions are properly carried out. The Executive Board’s fifty-eight members are elected by the General Conference. The choice of these representatives is largely a matter of the diversity of the cultures they represent, as well as their geographic origin. The Executive Board meets twice a year.