India wins election to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee for four-year term

Paris/New Delhi, Nov 25 (FN Bureau) India on Thursday won another victory at the UNESCO, by getting elected to the World Heritage Committee for a four year term from 2021-25. The election to the prestigious UN body came days after India was reelected to the Executive Board of UNESCO with 164 votes for the term 2021-25 on November 17. On Thursday, India was elected to the World Heritage Committee with 142 votes for a four year term.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, in a tweet, termed it a good day for Indian diplomacy, as it was the second good news coming after India’s candidate Praveen Sinha, was elected on the Executive Committee of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), beating tough competition from China and Singapore. “Good day for Indian diplomacy. “Elected to the @UNESCO World Heritage Committee for 2021-25. “Praveen Sinha also elected to the @INTERPOL_HQ Executive Committee. “Keep it up #TeamMEA,” he posted. MoS Meenakshi Lekhi in a tweet also lauded the victory: “Happy to announce that India has won the seat on World Heritage Committee 2021-26 ( UNESCO) from the Asia Pacific region. I thank all our supporters for leading us to this historic win.” India’s Permanent Representative to the UNESCO, Vishal V Sharma, in a tweet congratulated his team. “Congratulations to #TeamPDI, #TeamMEA, @M_Lekhi. A great day for #UNESCO, a great day for #India & for the #WHC. We are humbled by the tremendous support shown for #India by member states from across the world,” he posted.