14.09.2010 - ODG

Director-General meets Executive Director of the Grand Slam Chess Association

© UNESCO/Andrew WheelerUNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Silvio Danailov, Vice President of the Bulgarian Chess Federation and Executive Director of the Grand Slam Chess Association, at UNESCO Headquarters on 14 September 2010

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova met at Headquarters on 14 September 2010, Silvio Danailov, Vice President of the Bulgarian Chess Federation and Executive Director of the Grand Slam Chess Association.

Their discussion focused on developing different types of cooperation between UNESCO and the Association, with the Director-General emphasizing the fact that chess is more than just a game as it helps to develop human relationship skills while cutting across many barriers in society. Silvio Danailov expressed his view that chess should be included in school curricula since it contributes to improving academic performance. 




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