India’s Presidency of prestigious AIBD extended for one more year

India’s Presidency of prestigious AIBD extended for one more year

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.

Key Points:

  • 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.

AIBD 2022:

  • 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.

About AIBD:

  • 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.

About UN-ESCAP:

  • 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?
A) Malasia
B) India
C) United Kingdom
D) France