21.06.2010 - ODG

The Director-General visits Nigeria and participates in the E-9 meeting

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova is paying her first official visit to Nigeria since taking office last November.

Irina Bokova is in Abuja to hold high-level bilateral talks with government officials. She addressed the Eighth E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting, under the theme “Literacy for Development”.

The aim of the meeting is to determine strategies to reduce adult illiteracy rates by half by 2015 (EFA Goal 4) in the E-9 countries, with a special focus on girls and women’s literacy.

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