» Director-General to take part in Sweden’s Almedalen Week
06.07.2016 - ODG

Director-General to take part in Sweden’s Almedalen Week

© UNESCO/Ania FreindorfIrina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

On 6-7 July, 2016, the UNESCO Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, will travel to Visby, Sweden, to participate in the Almedalen Week. This is Sweden’s major annual political gathering of political parties, government and political leaders, as well as media. The week features over a thousand events and includes several tens of thousands of participants. The Director-General was invited by the Ministry of Education and Research of Sweden and the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, as well as Swedish Radio, Director-General Cilla Benkö.

During the mission, Irina Bokova will hold bilateral meetings with H.E. Ms Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy, as well as with H.E. Mr Gustav Fridolin, Minister for Education.

The Director-General has been invited to speak on three occasions during Almedalen Week. She will give a keynote speech at a first event called “Who will take the political responsibility to protect free speech?”, arranged by Swedish Radio, with the participation of Ms. Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy, Maria Persson Löfgren, foreign correspondent for Swedish Radio, Jonathan Lundqvist, Swedish Reporters without Borders, and Jeanette Gustafsdotter, Swedish Media Publishers’ Association.

Irina Bokova will speak also at a Panel on Education for Sustainable Development and the Role of Agenda 2030, arranged by the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, Uppsala University and Swedish International Centre of Education for Sustainable Development (SWEDESD), with the Swedish Minister for Education, Mr Gustav Fridolin.

The Director-General will speak also at the Seminar on Culture under Attack and Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Objects, arranged jointly by the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO and the Swedish National Heritage Board, with the Minister for Culture and Democracy, Ms. Alice Bah Kuhnke.

The Director-General will be accompanied throughout by H.E. Ms Annika Markovic, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to UNESCO of Sweden and Mats Djurberg, Secretary General, Swedish National Commission for UNESCO.

 

 




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