07.11.2012 - ODG

UNESCO Director-General congratulates US President Barack Obama on re-election

© UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeBarack Obama, President of the United States of America

On 6 November 2012 US President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term in office.

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has sent America’s newly re-elected president a message congratulating him on his decisive victory and wishing him continued success in meeting the demands of the high office.

In her message, Ms Bokova recalls the achievements made possible by long-standing cooperation between the United States of America and UNESCO, since the Organization was founded in 1945. She also expresses her great pleasure that UNESCO shares the same values and global priorities as the United States, particularly in the areas of peace promotion, security and respect for human dignity worldwide, and her wish that the United States will remain fully engaged in the activities of the Organization.

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