Irina G. Bokova#


Irina G. Bokova
Membership Number:2893
Membership type:HONORARY
Section:HUMAN MOBILITY, GOVERNANCE, ENVIRONMENT AND SPACE
Elected:2010
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Homepage(s):http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/about-us/who-we-are/director-general/biography




Present and Previous Positions

  • 2013 - 2017 Director-General of UNESCO
  • 2009 elected Director-General of UNESCO
  • 2005 - 2009 Ambassador of Bulgaria to France, Monaco and UNESCO
  • 2001 - 2005 Member of Parliament
  • 1995 - 1997 State Secretary on European Integration and Minister for Foreign Affairs a.i.
  • 1990 - 1991 Member of Parliament
  • 1984 - 1990 Employment at the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • 1982 – 1984 Diplomat, Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the UN, New York, in charge of political and legal affairs

Fields of Scholarship
  • European integration
  • Education

Honours and Awards
  • Mentioned on the Forbes List of the world's most influential women for 2016
  • State distinctions from countries across the world
  • Doctor honoris causa of leading universities
  • 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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