UNESCO Confirms France’s Audrey Azoulay as New Head


UNESCO member states confirmed the nomination of France’s former culture minister Audrey Azoulay to head the cultural agency. 45-year-old Azoulay becomes UNESCO’s second woman director general.

Azoulay succeeds Irina Bokova of Bulgaria, whose eight-year term. Ms Azoulay was France’s Minister of Culture and Communication from February 2016 to May 2017. Ms Azoulay is the 11th Director-General of UNESCO. She will take office on 15 November 2017.
News In-a-Line:
France’s Audrey Azoulay– 11th DG of Paris headquartered UNESCO– replaced Irina Bokova.
Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  2. Director-General (Present)- Irina Bokova, Headquarters- Paris, France.
Source- UNESCO