Jul 25, 2013, 12:17 PM
A press release issued by the Gambia National Commission for UNESCO said out of the 186 member states entitled to vote, only three ballot papers were declared null and void. The
The Executive Board oversees the overall management of UNESCO. It also prepares the work of the General Conference, which is composed of the 195 member states and sees that its decisions are executed. The General Conference assigns specific tasks to the Board during its biennial meetings. It elects the fifty-eight members of the Board. The Executive Board meets twice a year.
During the current General Conference being held in
The IPDC is responsible for all communication and information projects funded by UNESCO. It has recently financed the establishment of a community radio station in Bansang in the Central River Region. The Headquarters Committee oversees the management of the infrastructure of UNESCO.
The Gambian delegation to this year’s UNESCO General Conference was led by Hon. Fatou Lamin Faye, Minister of Basic and Secondary Education and Chairperson of the Gambia National Commission for UNESCO.
Other members of the delegation included the Ministers of Culture and Tourism, Higher Education, Science and Technology, senior staff of the Gambia National Commission for UNESCO, Ministries of Basic & Secondary Education, Higher Education, Communication, the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO and the National Centre for Arts and Culture.