Iran is New President of AIBD General Conference

Iran was voted as the new President of the AIBD General Conference in the election held during the 42nd Annual Gathering/15th AIBD General Conference and Associated Meetings in Tehran, Iran on 26 August 2016.

Sri Lanka was elected as the Vice President of the General Conference, replacing Bangladesh.

Dr Abbas Naseri Taheri, Advisor to IRIB President and Director General for International Affairs, IRIB, represented Iran. In his remarks following Iran’s election, Dr. Naseri thanked members for the vote of confidence and pledged to help the Institute implement programmes to meet their training needs. He said IRIB is willing to share their facilities and expertise in human resource capacity building to support AIBD’s mission.

Iran replaced Indonesia whose term ended this year following its election for the past two consecutive two- year terms. Dra Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, Director General of Information and Public Communication, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) represented Indonesia and served as GC President since August 2012.

Both Indonesia and Bangladesh were elected as the President and Vice President of the General Conference respectively from August 2012 and both were re-elected to those respective positions from August 2014. They served two consecutive 2-year terms and were not eligible to be re-elected.

4 New Members Voted to the Executive Board

Cambodia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Vietnam were elected as the new members of the AIBD Executive Board. They complete the entire EXBO that includes China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand.

Full members who attended the 42nd Annual Gathering/15th AIBD General Conference and its Associated Meetings voted for the four new members to the Executive Board.

The Board meets once every year to examine the Institute’s annual performance and administration.

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