Iran joins executive board of UNESCO oceanographic body

Iran Materials 30 June 2007 13:57 (UTC +04:00)

( Irna ) - Iran became a member of the executive board of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO during the commission's 24th Assembly held in Paris Friday.

Iran along with Indonesia, India, China, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan and South Korea will be members of the IOC's executive board from Asia and Pacific region for two years.

Tehran's membership was the result of constant efforts made by Iran's permanent mission at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The IOC provides member states of the UN with an essential mechanism for global cooperation in the study of the ocean. It assists governments to address their individual and collective ocean and coastal problems through sharing of knowledge, information and technology and through the coordination of national programs.

The 24th IOC Assembly was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.