08.12.2010 - ODG

Director-General signs agreement with Aljazeera while in Qatar for the WISE 2010

Following her participation at the plenary session of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar, on 8 December 2010, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova signed a cooperation agreement with Aljazeera Network.

The Memorandum of Understanding Irina Bokova signed with Wadah Khanfar, Director-General of Aljazeera Network, seeks to raise awareness about freedom of expression and access to information and to support the development of professional and ethical standards of journalists. It provides for training on freedom of expression, and also aims to bolster the safety of journalists and media professionals.

On the same day, Irina Bokova held a bilateral meeting with Sheikha Mozah of Qatar, in which they discussed the strong collaboration that is developing between UNESCO and Qatar. 

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