Kristalina Georgieva, Bulgaria's Eleventh-Hour Candidate for UN Secretary-General
A last-minute push by Angela Merkel and shady elements in Eastern Europe seeks to discredit Irina Bokova, UNESCO's admired Director-General, and insert a darling of the European far-right in her stead.
by Joseph Braude
While Americans and many in the world have been focused on the dramatic U.
With UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's term in office expiring on December 31, the race to find a successor is already on. Chances are that the post may be taken by UNESCO’s long-serving Bulgarian Director General Irina Bokova.
Earlier this year, Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, upon receiving an honorary doctorate from Durham University in the U.K. said: "Culture is what makes us who we are. It gives us strength; it is a wellspring of innovation ...
At the United Nations, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said reducing St. Elijah's monastery in Mosul to a field of rubble was malicious and misguided.
Damage in Aleppo, Syria In an op-ed for the IHT UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova discusses the damage done to cultural sites in northern Mali, Syria and elsewhere. She argues that "Culture stands on the frontline of conflicts, d...