Bulgaria's Bokova Reelected UNESCO Director-GeneralDiplomacy | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 14:45| views
Irina Bokova is the first woman to have held the post of UNESCO Director-General. Photo by EPA/BGNES
Irina Bokova will keep the post of UNESCO Director-General for another 4-year term.
The decision was approved at the 37th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris.
Bokova was reelected with 160 votes in favor, 14 votes against and one abstention.
Bokova is to assume office at a ceremony on November 18.
Irina Bokova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1952.
She was first elected UNESCO Director-General in October 2009, and is the first woman to have held the post. Prior to October 2009, Bokova served as Bulgaria's Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.
A career diplomat and member of the Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria, she has served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Bokova is the first woman to have held the post of UNESCO Director-General.
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