Azerbaijan elected member of UNESCO subsidiary bodies

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Paris, November 13, AZERTAC 

Azerbaijan has been elected a member of UNESCO`s subsidiary bodies - the International Coordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS).

The MAB program`s aim is to develop the basis, within the natural and the social sciences, for the sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity, and for the improvement of the relationship between people and their environment globally. The MAB Programme encourages interdisciplinary research, demonstration and training in natural resource management.

The Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) was established in 1978 to promote the role and value of sport and its inclusion in public policy. CIGEPS is comprised of expert representatives in the field of physical education and sport from 18 UNESCO Member States, each elected by UNESCO's General Conference for a four year term. The Permanent Consultative Council (PCC), comprising key sport federations, UN agencies and NGOs, provides technical support and advice to the Committee.

Shahla Aghalarova

Special Correspondent

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