The 39th session of the General conference of the UNESCO started in the headquarters of the organization in Paris.
On October 30, 2017 at 202-nd session of the Executive Council of the organization, in accordance with the decision No. 202 EX/27 Part III, Turkmenistan was elected Vice-President of the General conference of the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO).
This was the recognition of the success of active multi-vector foreign policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, as an important and necessary condition for a radical inner transformation. The main areas are the reform and modernization of the spheres of culture, science and education as essential factors of socio-economic development and prosperity of the country.