South Korea has been elected to the executive board of UNESCO for a fourth consecutive term.
Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday that Korea was elected yesterday at the UNESCO General Conference to serve from 2019 to 2023.
South Korea has been on the 58-member UNESCO board since 1987, except for one term from 2003 to 2007.
Other countries elected in the Asia-Pacific group, include Kyrgyzstan, Thailand and Pakistan, with Seoul receiving the most votes among them.
The achievement shows the international community's recognition of South Korea's contribution to UNESCO's major agendas, such as improving global education, protecting the world's heritage and sustainable development.