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Audrey Azoulay appointed as Director-General of UNESCO 11.11.2017
Audrey Azoulay appointed as Director-General of UNESCO
The General Conference of UNESCO appointed Audrey Azoulay (France) to the post of Director-General of the Organization. Ms Azoulay was nominated on 13 October to take the place of outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova (Bulgaria) by UNESCO’s Executive Board.
Audrey Azoulay nominated by UNESCO Executive Board for the post of Director-General 17.10.2017
Audrey Azoulay nominated by UNESCO Executive Board for the post of Director-General
The 58 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board nominated Audrey Azoulay of France for the position of Director-General of the Organization, replacing outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova
Remarks by Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, head of the Russian delegation, at the 202nd session of the UNESCO Executive Board, Paris, October 10, 2017 14.10.2017
Remarks by Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, head of the Russian delegation, at the 202nd session of the UNESCO Executive Board, Paris, October 10, 2017
"We are confident that despite all the current difficulties, our organisation is still capable of working effectively to strengthen trust and mutual understanding between countries and peoples, promote the dialogue of cultures and faiths, and defend cultural diversity and eternal moral values."
Permanent Delegate of the Russian Federation to UNESCO Alexander Kuznetsov’s remarks at the plenary meeting of the 201st session of the UNESCO Executive Board 27.04.2017
Permanent Delegate of the Russian Federation to UNESCO Alexander Kuznetsov’s remarks at the plenary meeting of the 201st session of the UNESCO Executive Board
"Today, as international terrorism threatens our common cultural heritage, youth radicalisation takes on threatening dimensions, and modern information technology is used to spread hatred and enmity, UNESCO's mandate to “build peace in the minds of men and women” is more relevant than ever before. In its recently adopted historic Resolution 2347, the UN Security Council welcomed the central role of UNESCO in protecting cultural heritage from terrorists for a good reason."

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