Bangladesh was elected to UNESCO Executive Board for a four-year term on Wednesday. An education ministry release said Bangladesh was voted in for the third time bagging 144 votes out of a possible 184.
The voting took place at the 39th session of the general conference of UNESCO in Paris.
The UN body on education, science and culture has a 58-member executive where countries are voted in for four years at a time.
The education minister Nahid is leading a high-level Bangladesh delegation in the conference of UNESCO. The delegate members include Md Sohrab Hossain, secretary of the Secondary and Higher Education Division and Md Manjur Hossain, secretary of UNESCO National Commission of Bangladesh.