Nov 19, 2023

Czech Republic Elected to the UNESCO Executive Board

The Czech Republic has been elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris, and will serve from 2023 to 2027.

“The Czech Republic has just been elected to the UNESCO Executive Board,” the Foreign Ministry said on the social network X.

Adding that one of the topics the Czech Republic will focus on, during its mandate, will be the transformation of education, and the protection of cultural and natural heritage.

The Executive Board, together with the General Conference, is UNESCO’s governing body and is made up of 58 member countries, elected by the Conference according to their respective electoral groups.

The last time the Czech Republic was a member of the Executive Board, within the Central and Eastern European Group, was between 2012 and 2015.

UNESCO was founded shortly after World War II to develop cooperation in education, science, and culture. In the latter area, it is best known for its World Heritage List, in which the organization includes the world’s most important sites.

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As for the Czech Republic, its first additions to the UNESCO World Heritage List were the Historic Centre of Prague, the Historic Centre of Český Krumlov, and the Historic Centre of Telč; all added in 1992.

Since 2023 the Czech Republic has 17 sites inscribed on the list and 13 additional ones on the tentative list.

 

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