Director-General promotes UNESCO’s priorities at MDG Summit side-events in New York
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova advocated the importance of education and culture in attaining the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 at the MDG Summit in New York (20-22 September 2010). Throughout the Summit the Director-General signed agreements and took part in high-level discussions, meetings, and roundtables.
On Tuesday 21 September, Irina Bokova participated in the Annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). She attended the meeting’s opening plenary session, took part in the keynote Luncheon on Education, and exchanged views with other participants during the Plenary Session on ‘Empowering Girls and Women’, among whom Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, Melinda Gates from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Muhtar Kent, CEO of the Coca-Cola Company.
The Director-General also took part in the high-level panel of the ‘Leading group on Innovative Financing for Development’, in which she highlighted the importance ow new financing sources to reach Education for All.
On Wednesday 22 September, Irina Bokova and Alan García, President of Peru, inaugurated the exhibition of pre-Columbian artefacts from the Jequetepeque Valley entitled ‘Art and Myth in Ancient Peru’. The unique exhibit, held in the Americas Society Art Gallery in New York, testifies to the valley’s development over time and provides an overview of the 3,000 year-long history of Peruvian art.
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