2007 News Story

Saudi Arabia elected to UNESCO Executive Board

Saudi Arabia was elected to the 58-member UNESCO Executive Board at the organization’s General Assembly meeting in Paris yesterday. There are 193 UNESCO member states.

The Kingdom will be represented on the Board by Dr. Saeed Al-Mileis, Deputy Minister of Boys Education. He will serve a four-year term.

Dr. Al-Mileis holds a PhD in education from Indiana University. Prior to his post at the Ministry of Education, he served as a member of the Shura (Consultative) Counil and as Director-General of the Arab Bureau for Education in the Gulf States. Dr. Al-Mileis has represented Saudi Arabia at numerous Arab and international conferences in the field of education.