UNESCO director arrives in Zambia today

UNESCO Director General Irina Gueorguieva Bokova arrives in Zambia Sunday April 3, to strengthen mutual cooperation in the sectors of UNESCO competence such as education, culture, communication and information.
During her visit, Bokova will meet with President Rupiah Banda and Ministers of Foreign Affairs; Science and Technology; Communications and Transport; Sport, Youth and Child Development; UN Resident Coordinator, Kanni Wignaraja and the UN Country Team in Zambia.
According to Sirak Gebrehiwot, the UN Communications Officer in Zambia, Bokova will also tour the University of Zambia.
Bokova is going to Zambia from Nairobi, Kenya where she participated at the meeting of the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).
The heads of 28 member Organizations reviewed issues regarding UN Reform as well as the importance of the access to sustainable energy in view of the upcoming Rio 20 Conference. While in Nairobi, Bokova also participated in a session of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Advisory Group at Principals level and participated in the 35th meeting of the Committee of Co-sponsoring Organizations on the fight against HIV/AIDS (CCO/UNAIDS). On the side of the CEB meetings, the Director-General signed an agreement with UNHCR regarding the provision of education to refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Irina Gueorguieva Bokova (Bulgaria) was appointed Director General by the 58 members of UNESCO’s Executive Board on 22 September 2009. Bokova is the first woman to be the head of UNESCO.

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