Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has been re-elected as the vice-president for the 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference at its headquarters at Paris in France.
The minister is leading the Bangladesh delegation at the ongoing General Conference which started on October 30 and will continue till Nov 14.
Ministers and senior officials of 195 member states, 10 associate members and various UN agencies, media and NGOs are participating in the conference. Nahid will serve as vice-president of the UNESCO General Conference for the term of 2017-2019.
Zohour Alaoui from Morocco has been elected as the president of the conference through election held on Monday.
It can be mentioned that Nahid also served as the vice-president of the 38th session of UNESCO General Conference for the term of 2015 to 2017.