Tuesday 17 November 2015

H.E. Mr François Hollande, President of the French Republic

In his first address to the international community since the deadly terrorist attacks that struck Paris on 13 November, the President of France, François Hollande, declared his commitment to “freedom, human creativity and intercultural dialogue.”

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H.E. Mr François Hollande, President of France, participates in the Organization's Leaders' Forum - UNESCO, 17 November 2015.

H.E. Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, this afternoon addressed the Leaders’ Forum, which since yesterday has brought together Heads of State and Government, ministers, ambassadors and high level participants from around the world in the context of the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, under the Presidency of Stanley Mutumba Simataa.

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H. E Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, participates in the Organization's Leaders' Forum - UNESCO, 17 November 2015.

H.E. Ms Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta

The President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, addressed this afternoon’s session of the Leaders’ Forum, which since yesterday has brought together Heads of State and Government, ministers, ambassadors and high level participants from around the world in the context of the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO. The President made her remarks in the presence of the President of the General Conference, Stanley Mutumba Simataa, and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

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H. E. Ms Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, participates in the Organization's Leaders' Forum - UNESCO, 17 November 2015.

Monday 16 November 2015

H.E. Ms Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Her Excellency President Dalia Grybauskaitė, addressed this morning the Leaders’ Forum which brings together Heads of State and Government, ministers, ambassadors as well as high level participants from around the world in the context of the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

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H. E. Ms Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania is welcomed to the Organization's Leaders' Forum by Eric Falt, Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information - UNESCO, 16 November 2015.

Mr Agila Saleh Essa Gwaider, Acting Head of State of Libya

Acting Head of State and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agila Saleh Essa Gwaider addressed the participants of the Leaders’ Forum, which brought together heads of state and high-level government representative within the context of the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

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UNESCO Deputy Director-General, Getachew Engida (right) welcomes H.E. Mr Agila Saleh Essa Gwaider, Acting Head of State of Libya (left).

H.E. Mr Gjorge Ivanov, President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

His Excellency Mr Gjorge Ivanov, this morning addressed the Leaders’ Forum which is bringing together Heads of State and Government, ministers, ambassadors and high level participants from around the world in the context of the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

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UNESCO Deputy Director-General, Getachew Engida (right) welcomes H.E. Mr Gjorge Ivanov, President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (left) to UNESCO.

H.E. Mr Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon

Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, today called on every nation to contribute to the fight on terror in his address to the Leaders’ Forum, which brings together heads of state and high-level government representatives on 16 and 17 November within the context of the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

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UNESCO Deputy Director-General, Getachew Engida welcomes H.E. Mr Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon to UNESCO

H.E. Mr Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria

His Excellency President Rosen Plevneliev, addressed this morning the Leaders’ Forum, which brings together Heads of State and Government, ministers, ambassadors as well as high level participants from around the world, within the context of the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO.

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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova welcomes H.E. Mr Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria to headquarters.

Monday 9 November 2015

H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia

H.E. Mr. Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, called for a “globalization of peoples” in his address to the plenary.

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H.E. Mr. Jorge Carlos De Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde

H.E. Mr. Jorge Carlos De Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, addressed the plenary. After praising the work of UNESCO over the past 70 years, the President pointed to the challenges facing humanity, such as the state of quality education, the protection of the environment and the development of effective citizenship.

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Friday 6 November 2015

H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

H.E. Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, visited UNESCO and addressed the General Conference, calling for intercultural dialogue to counter extremism.

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Wednesday 4 November 2015

H.E. Mr Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

H.E. Mr Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, visited the 38th session of the General Conference and addressed the Plenary.

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Tuesday 3 November 2015

H.R.H. Haakon, the Crown Prince of Norway

Another notable event was the visit of H.R.H. Haakon, the Crown Prince of Norway, who stressed that UNESCO’s role and mandate were as important today as they were 70 years ago.

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H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance of the United Arab Emirates, paid a visit to UNESCO and addressed a speech in the Plenary.

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