Photo gallery : Visit of H.E. Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan, President and First Lady of China

The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, became the first ever Chinese Head of State to visit UNESCO. President Xi and First Lady Peng Liyuan were welcomed to the Organization’s Paris Headquarters by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. (27 March 2014)

Peng Liyuan named UNESCO Special Envoy for the Advancement of Girls’ and Women’s Education

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today nominated Peng Liyuan, a musician of international renown and First lady of the People’s Republic of China, as a UNESCO Special Envoy for the Advancement of Girls’ and Women’s Education. The nomination took place during a ceremony held at UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters. Peng Liyuan is named in recognition “of her commitment to empowering girls and women through quality education, her outstanding contribution to fighting inequalities in education, her devoted service to human development and creativity, and her dedication to the ideals and aims of the Organization.”