Government Nominates Irina Bokova for UN Head

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Bulgaria: Government Nominates Irina Bokova for UN Head UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria's Government decided to nominate current UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova for UN Secretary-General, reports news.bg.

If elected, Bokova will hold the position from January 1 2017 to December 2022, said the Council of Ministers. 

“The international prestige Bokova has as a UNESCO Director-General, gives Bulgaria all reasons to present her candidacy for UN Secretary-General,” said the Government press office. 

Bokova, who is also a former Ambassador to France and Minister of Foreign Affairs, is the first woman to head UNESCO.

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