04.12.2013 - ODG

Irina Bokova Speaks to the UK Houses of Parliament All‐Party Parliamentary Group on the United Nations

On 5 December, Irina Bokova will speak to United Kingdom Houses of Parliament All‐Party Parliamentary Group on the United Nations, exploring the value of UNESCO to the UK, as well as her vision and priorities for UNESCO ahead. The Director-General will also explore the achievements of reform, undertaken with the support of Member States and in the framework of the Independent External Evaluation of UNESCO.

The meeting will be chaired and opened by Lord Hannay of Chiswick. There will also be a brief presentation by the Chairman of the UK National Commission, Professor W John Morgan on the recent Report “Wider Value of UNESCO to the UK”. Ambassador Matthew Sudders, Permanent Delegate of the United Kingdom to UNESCO, will also speak on UNESCO reform.

The UK Houses of Parliament All‐Party Parliamentary Group on the United Nations (UN APPG) is a cross‐party group supporting the aims and ideals of the United Nations. The UN APPG meets six to eight times a year to provide a platform for high‐level international speakers.

In the course of this visit, the Director-General will meet with the Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP, United Kingdom Minister of State for International Development, to review progress in reform and priorities for moving ahead. 




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