On Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Iraq’s election to the Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an accomplishment that restores the world’s faith in Iraq.
According to a press release issued by the ministry’s spokesman “With the aim of strengthening Iraq’s position in international forums, and within effective diplomacy at the multilateral level, Iraq won membership in the Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the period (2023-2027).” On the fringes of the 42nd session of the organization’s General Conference, scheduled during the period 7-11/22/2023, elections were held at the organization’s headquarters in Paris on Wednesday, 11/15/2023.
He went on to say, “This achievement is added to the series of successes that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has worked to devote to restoring national effectiveness in the most influential international forums.”
“This achievement restores Iraq’s confidence in its status, cultural gains, and cultural and educational heritage,” he concluded. Winning participation in the organization’s Executive Council comes after nearly three decades, demonstrating Iraq’s qualitative entitlement in education, science, and culture.”
He went on to say, “While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs appreciates the support of brotherly and friendly countries for membership in the Executive Council of UNESCO, the Ministry confirms that obtaining this membership is a victory for all countries and nations of the world, and it is a complement to the process that Iraq seeks to enhance its prominent role at the Arab, Islamic and global levels.”
He closed with the following statement: “We congratulate the brotherly and friendly countries for winning membership in the Executive Council and other committees of UNESCO, and we call on them to collective and productive work to promote noble human values for the good of all peoples.”