India’s Presidency of AIBD Extended: India’s Presidency of the prestigious Asia-pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development, AIBD has been extended for one more year.
- The decision to extend India’s Presidency was unanimously taken at the two-day General Conference of the AIBD held in New Delhi on September 20, 2022.
- Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati and Director General of Doordarshan Mayank Kumar Agrawal is currently the President of AIBD.
- The two-day General Conference of the AIBD was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur.
- The conference focused on theme “Building a Stronger Future of Broadcasting in post pandemic era”.
- During the conference, a five-year plan for cooperative initiatives and exchange programmes was finalised.
- The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) was founded in 1977.
- It was set up with the support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
- It is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development.
- Through the development of resources and policies, it aims to establish a dynamic and cohesive electronic media ecosystem in the Asia Pacific area.
- AIBD currently has 26 countries as full members represented by 43 organizations and 52 affiliate members.
- The AIBD is hosted by the Government of Malaysia and the secretariat is located in Kuala Lumpur.
- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)is one of the five regional commissions of the UN Economic and Social Council.
- It was established in 1947.
- This main objective is to boost economic relationship between countries in Asia and the Far East as well as other regions across the globe.
- At present, it has 53-member states and 9 associate members, mostly from Asia and Pacific.
- It also includes countries such as France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States.
The Presidency of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development of which country has been extended for one more year?
C) United Kingdom