Irina Bokova nominated for the post of Director-General

The 58 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board on 04 October nominated Irina Bokova  (Bulgaria) for the position of Director-General.

There were three candidates: Irina Bokova, Rachad Farah (Djibouti) and Joseph Maïla (Lebanon).

After the first round of voting today, the Board’s Chairperson, Ambassador Alissandra Cummins (Barbados), announced the outcome of the vote.  “Having  obtained a majority of  votes recorded,” she said “Ms Irina Bokova has been nominated  for a second term as Director-General of UNESCO. I am delighted to extend my congratulations to Ms Bokova  and also to extend my appreciation to the other candidates.”