by pnaThe Philippines
has been re-elected to another two-year term in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) -- an agency that works to ensure that marginalized people worldwide have access to communications technology which they can use to improve their plight.
Manila will be represented by Secretary Herminio Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office and will serve a two-year term commencing from 2012 to 2013 as Vice-President of the UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP) Council along with Austria and Grenada representatives.
IFAP member-states include Austria, Belgium, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Grenada, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, Niger, Oman, Peru, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania and Uruguay.
Also elected to the IFAP Bureau are the Russian Federation as President, Latvia, Oman and Tanzania as members and Colombia as rapporteur.