Irina G. Bokova#


Irina G. Bokova
Email:dg 'at' unesco.org
Membership Number:2893
Membership type:HONORARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:ibokova
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 elected Director-General of UNESCO
  • 2005 - 2009 Ambassador of Bulgaria to France, Monaco and UNESCO
  • 1995 - 1997 State Secretary on European Integration and Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 2001 - 2005 Member of Parliament
  • 1995 - 1997 Minister of Foreign Affairs and Coordinator of Bulgaria - European Union relations
  • 1990 - 1991 Member of Parliament
  • 1977 Employment at the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was also in charge of political and legal affairs at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York.

Fields of Scholarship
  • European integration
  • Education

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Doctor honoris causa of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • 2011 Golden Cross Award (Quadricentennial Golden Cross) of the University of Santo Tomas, Manila City, Philippines
  • 2011 Doctor honoris causa Philippine Normal University, Manila City, Philippines


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