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November 10, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

The general assembly of Unesco, in a vote in Paris on November 10, elected France’s Audrey Azoulay as director-general. She is the first Jewish person to hold the post. Azoulay […]

French former culture minister Azoulay, of Jewish origin, wins election to be Unesco head

October 14, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

The 58 members of Unesco’s Executive Board on October 13 nominated Audrey Azoulay of France for the position of Director-General of the organisation ...

Bokova ‘profoundly regrets’ US decision to withdraw from Unesco

October 12, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The Bulgarian outgoing head of Unesco said on October 12 that she wished to “express profound regret” at the decision by the United States ...

Unesco chief Bokova ‘got death threats’ after criticising Arab-backed resolution denying Jewish ties to Jerusalem

October 18, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) chief Irina Bokova has received “death threats” after issuing a ...

  • Race for next UN chief enters decisive phase
    October 5, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

    The race for the next U.N. Secretary-General enters a decisive phase on Wednesday, as the U.N. Security Council moves to the next level of voting. The 15-member council is tasked […]

  • At UN hearing, Kristalina Georgieva stands on record, results
    October 3, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Bulgaria’s candidate to be the next UN Secretary-General, Kristalina Georgieva, emphasised her record in achieving solutions at the World Bank and at the European Commission in a hearing by members […]