H.E. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, gave an open lecture at the University of Iceland on 26 May 2014. Ms. Kristín Ingólfsdóttir Rector welcomed Ms. Bokova and gave opening remarks.
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, gives an open lecture at the University of Iceland on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 4 pm. The lecture takes place in the Aula of the University´s Main Building.
The lecture is entitled: "From language to knowledge: how to mobilize our ultimate renewable resource?"More >
The speech will focus on the “soft power” dimension of UNESCO’s mandate, in its role to harness the potential of culture and scientific knowledge to build lasting peace and sustainable development.
Irina Bokova‘s visit to Iceland takes place by invitation of the Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Irina Bokova, born on July 12, 1952 in Sofia (Bulgaria) has been the Director-General of UNESCO since November 15, 2009. She was reelected for a second term in 2013. She is the first woman to lead the Organization.
Irina Bokova is Executive Secretary of the Steering Committee of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and co-Vice-Chair of the Broadband Commission. Furthermore, Irina Bokova has received state distinctions from countries across the world and is Doctor honoris causa of leading universities.
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Former President of the Republic of Iceland, has received the "Women in Parliaments Global Forum Award for Lifetime Achievements in Female Political Empowerment". She received the award on April 4th, 2014, on the occasion of a meeting of The Women in Parliaments Global Forum in Iceland.More >
Further information on the organization´s website.