Asia-pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD)
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22nd Sep, 2022
India’s Presidency of the prestigious Asia-pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD) has been extended for one more year.
- The 47th AIBD Annual Gathering / 20th AIBD General Conference and Associated Meetings held in New Delhi recently.
- All the participating countries and member broadcasters pledged to work together for a sustainable broadcasting environment, latest technology know-how, finest content creation, and various co-operative activities.
About Asia-pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD)
- The Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) was established in 1977 under the auspices of UNESCO.
- It is a unique regional inter-governmental organisation servicing countries of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) in the field of electronic media development.
- The organization was formed to enhance the economic activity in Asia and the Far East and to boost economic relations between the region and other areas of the world.
- The AIBD is mandated to achieve a vibrant and cohesive electronic media environment in the Asia-Pacific region through policy and resource development.
- Provide a window for regional policy makers to access information to worldwide mass media policy formulation and regulations and vice versa.
- To establish inter-regional links and cooperation for media and communications development.
- Located in Kuala Lumpur and is hosted by the Government of Malaysia.
- AIBD currently has 26 countries as complete members represented by 43 organizations and 52 affiliate members.
- The UN-ESCAP is one of the five regional commissions of the UN Economic and Social Council.
- It was established in 1947 to boost economic relationships between countries in Asia and the Far East as well as other regions across the globe.
- It currently has 53 member states and 9 associate members, mostly from Asia and Pacific.
- It also includes countries such as France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.