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bokova2UNESCO’s General Conference today elected Irina Bokova for a second four-year term as Director-General of the Organization. She was nominated for the position by UNESCO’s Executive Board on 4 October.

Born on 12 July 1952 in Sofia (Bulgaria), Irina Bokova was first elected Director-General of UNESCO on 15 November 2009. Her first term has been marked by a major reform of UNESCO, to make the Organization more efficient and relevant to challenges facing peace and development today, in a world of diversity that is increasingly interdependent.

posysaev 051113On November 5, 2013 the Executive Director of International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO Mr. Yury Posysaev presented a Ыгььфкн Report on the ISEDC’s activities for 2012-2013 at the 37th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris.  

On November 5, 2013 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, on the first day of the 37th session of the General Conference, a Summary Report on the ISEDC’s main activities for 2012-2013 and information on the most important implemented projects and programmes was brought to the attention of the official delegates of UNESCO Member States during the ISEDC presentation.

unesco1Several Heads of State and some 150 ministers and delegates from all 195 UNESCO Member States will gather in Paris over the next 15 days for the Organization’s General Conference. This 37th session will shape the Organization’s strategy and direction for the next eight years.

The Conference is also expected to confirm another four-year term for Irina Bokova as Director-General. She was nominated for a second term by UNESCO’s Executive Board last month.
This session of the General Conference is held at a particularly critical time for UNESCO. The Organization is in the midst of a major reform, aimed at making UNESCO more relevant, more effective and more performing in response to global challenges to peace and development.

students 7The seventh session of the UNESCO/ISEDC Co-sponsored fellowships Programme 2013 for specialists from developing countries and countries in transition has been successfully implemented from 1st to 25th October 2013.

The fellowships programme was held on the basis of higher educational institution – Ecological Faculty at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, which is located in Moscow.