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November 11, 2017  10:56

UNESCO confirms former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay as new chief

Former French Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay has been appointed Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Azoulay was supported by 131 delegates, while 19 voted against her, TASS reported.

STEPANAKERT, NOVEMBER 11, ARTSAKHPRESS:The 45-year old French national will replace Bulgarian diplomat and scientist Irina Bokova who headed one of the largest international structures since 2009. Azoulay noted that she plans to bolster trust in the organization. She says that the main task of UNESCO is to work to create a stable world.

Azoulay studied in Paris Dauphine University, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), Ecole Nationale d'Administration, as well as in Lancaster University (UK). She began her career as Head of the Public Broadcasting Sector Office at the Media Development Directorate. The last 10 years she worked at the French National Centre of Cinematography (CNC).

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