India was re-elected as a member of the executive board of the UN educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO). The election was held at the 39th session of the general conference of UNESCO in Paris. The executive board is the top decision- making body.
According to the UNESCO, the general conference consists of the representatives of the states members of the organisation. It meets every two years, and is attended by member states and associate members, together with observers for non-member states, intergovernmental organisations and non- governmental organisations (NGOs).
Each country has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget. The general conference determines the policies and the main lines of work of the organisation. Its duty is to set the programmes and the budget of the UNESCO. It also elects the members of the executive board and appoints.