UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova to visit VN

(VNF) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova is scheduled to make an official visit to Viet Nam from August 24-27 with an aim to foster cooperation with the Southeast Asian country, Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press conference on Thursday.

(VNF) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova is scheduled to make an official visit to Viet Nam from August 24-27 with an aim to foster cooperation with the Southeast Asian country, Foreign Affair Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press conference on Thursday.

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UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova (source: xinhua)

During the visit, Irina will meet with senior Vietnamese leaders and participate in working sessions in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City.

She will also attend the signing ceremony of an agreement on establishment of the category 2 center on maths and physics in Viet Nam, which is an international honor for Vietnamese intellects.

Irina Bokova, born 1952 in Sofia (Bulgaria), has been the Director-General of UNESCO since November 2009, and was re-elected in 2013. She is the first woman and the first Eastern European to lead the Organization.

As Director-General of UNESCO, Bokova is actively engaged in international efforts to advance quality education for all, gender equality, the protection of the world’s cultural heritage as a humanitarian imperative and security issue to strengthen the foundations for lasting peace.

The leader of UNESCO also actively promotes culture as a driver for development, along with science diplomacy and cooperation.

She spearheads global awareness and campaigns to counter youth radicalization and prevent violent extremism, hate speech and discrimination, starting with action through education.

Bokova was on the Forbes List of the world's most influential women for 2016./.

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