NEW DELHI: India was today elected as the president of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, a regional inter-Governmental organisation established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO, officials said.
India got the presidency of the organisation, servicing countries of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development, for the first time by defeating Iran in the election that took place in Sri Lanka, Information and Broadcasting Ministry officials said.
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) was established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO. It is hosted by Malaysia and its secretariat is located in Kuala Lumpur. (AGENCIES)