Ms. Irina Bokova second time as Director General of UNESCO

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has officially nominated Irina Bokova for a second time as Director General of UNESCO. Plevneliev has made the announcement during his working trip to New York to participate in the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the BGNES news agency informs. Bulgarian Irina Bokova became Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, in September 2009. She said then that her nomination has been endorsed by 3 consecutive governments – of former Prime Ministers Simeon Saxe-Coburg, and Sergey Stanishev, and of current PM, Boyko Borisov.

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Ms. Irina Bokova

Ms. Irina Bokova second time as Director General of UNESCOIrina Georgieva Bokova (born 12 July 1952) is a Bulgarian politician and incumbent Director-General of UNESCO. She was member of the Bulgarian Parliament from the Bulgarian Socialist Party for two times, minister and deputy minister of foreign affairs in the socialist cabinet of Prime Minister Zhan Videnov, and was Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to France and to Monaco, Permanent Delegate of Bulgaria to UNESCO and Personal Representative of the President of Bulgaria to the Organisation international de la Francophonie (2005–2009).

On 22 September 2009, Bokova's candidacy was proposed for the post of Director-General of UNESCO. On 15 October 2009, The 35th Session of the General Conference elected Irina Bokova of Bulgaria as the tenth Director-General of UNESCO. Bokova was the first female and Eastern European to head UNESCO.

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