WHO IS WHO: New Bulgarian UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova

People | September 22, 2009, Tuesday // 14:28| Views: | Comments: 2
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria UNESCO Director General Candidate Irina Bokova: WHO IS WHO: New Bulgarian UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova Irina Bokova. Photo by BGNES

The newly-elected UNESCO Director General, Bulgarian Irina Georgieva Bokova was born on 12 July, 1952, and is married with two children.

After studying at the English Language high school in Sofia, Bokova went on to receive an MBA in international relations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1976.

In 1977, Bokova started her political career as Sofia Attaché and Third Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was in charge of political and human rights issues and especially concentrated on women's rights.

From 1982 Bokova joined the permanent mission of Bulgaria to the UN in New York as the Third Secretary, in charge of political and juridical affairs.

From 1990 to 1991 she was a Bulgarian Socialist Party MP in the 7th Bulgarian National Assembly. In 1995 she was secretary of the government committee on European integration. In 1996 Bokova was a vice presidential candidate with Ivan Marazov (BSP), who lost the election.

That same year Bokova became the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. From 1996 to 1997 she was the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Then, in the period 2001-2005 she was an MP in 39th National Assembly for the socialist Coalition for Bulgaria.

Bokova is currently the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to France and the Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Bulgaria to UNESCO.

 

People » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: UNESCO, Irina Bokova, Who Is Who
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Advertisement
Advertisement
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (2)
#2
NellieotAmerica - 22 Sep 2009 // 22:57:58

DP

Yes, another ugly Bulgarian slut in high office, but consider the organization. UNESCO!?! Can there be a more useless, ineffectual, corrupt, incompetent, mismanaged organization that that? Unless of course you count the UN or the EU? The Mormon church provides better services to needy people that UNESCO, for Christ's sake! Why do we even have such a travesty of tax payer's money? I think someone should blow UNESCO out of the water and that slut with it.

#1
DP - 22 Sep 2009 // 21:45:58

“In 1977 Bokova started her political career as Sofia Attaché and Third Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was in charge of political and human rights issues and especially concentrated on women's rights.”

Hmm...What human and women’s rights in 1977????
So she was a puppet and a token. Guess she will do fine in her present position...
Congrats to the socialists. A tough lot those old apparatchiks ....

Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria