Irina Bokova to be first woman Unesco director-general

September 23rd, 2009 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS  

Paris, Sep 22 (DPA) Bulgarian diplomat Irina Bokova was late Tuesday elected as the first-ever woman Unesco director-general, diplomatic sources said.
The 57-year-old Bokova received 31 votes from the 58-member Unesco Executive Board. Bokova must now be confirmed at a Unesco General Assembly, scheduled for Oct 15.

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