Paris –The Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Mr. Michael Worbs, today officially announced the names of the nine candidates received for the post of Director-General of UNESCO. The nominees are listed below in the order of receipt of their candidature, within the deadline set by the Executive Board.
Name of candidate Date complete file received Proposed by
Mr Polad BÜLBÜLOGLU 09.03.2017 Azerbaijan
Mr PHAM Sanh Chau 13.03.2017 Viet Nam
Ms Moushira KHATTAB 13.03.2017 Egypt
Mr Hamad bin Abdulaziz AL-KAWARI 14.03.2017 Qatar
Mr Qian TANG 14.03.2017 China
Mr Juan Alfonso FUENTES SORIA 15.03.2017 Guatemala
Mr Saleh AL-HASNAWI 15.03.2017 Iraq
Ms Vera EL-KHOURY LACOEUILHE 15.03.2017 Lebanon
Ms Audrey AZOULAY 15.03.2017 France
The Director-General is nominated by the Executive Board and appointed by the General Conference for a period of four years. These nine candidates will be interviewed during the 201st Board session on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April 2017. The person to be nominated by the Executive Board shall be chosen by secret ballot, during a vote that will take place during the Board's 202nd session in October 2017. Subsequently, the Chairperson of the Board shall inform the General Conference, during its 39th session in November 2017, of the candidate nominated by the Board. The General Conference shall consider this nomination and then elect, by secret ballot, the person proposed by the Executive Board.
Information pertaining to the candidates, together with the procedure for the nomination of the Director-General of UNESCO, is available on the Executive Board website at: http://en.unesco.org/executive-board/dg-candidates-2017.
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