Estonia Given Seat on UNESCO Executive Board ({{commentsTotal}})

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Estonia was, as expected, elected as a rotating member of the executive board of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a vote yesterday at the organization's general conference in Paris.

Estonia will be appointed to the position from 2014-2015 and will be among nearly 60 other countries on the board, reported uudised.err.ee.

"As a member of the executive board, we will certainly draw attention to issues that are important to Estonia, such as Internet freedom, world heritage sites and education," said Marten Kokk, Estonia's permanent representative to UNESCO.

Estonia joined UNESCO in 1991. The organization has given special recognition to Tallinn's Old Town district, the Struve Geodetic Arc, the Baltic Way, traditional Seto songs, the national song and dance festivals, and Kihnu's island culture.