About: Irina Bokova

Global Europe 03-10-2016

Helen Clark: UN needs a well-established leader, not a technocrat

The United Nations need a "well-established leader" capable of working across divisions, and able to mobilise people around the aspirations the member states themselves have expressed for a more inclusive, sustainable world, Helen Clark said in a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV.com's editor-in-chief Daniela Vincenti.
Global Europe 23-09-2016

Bokova: My advantage is multiculturalism

In a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV's Editor-in-Chief, Daniela Vincenti, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and candidate for the post of UN Secretary-General, spoke of her experience and goals, as well as discussed her strengths.
Development Policy 10-06-2015

Bokova: UN agencies’ role will increase in the post-2015 agenda

SPECIAL REPORT / The role of the United Nations specialised agencies becomes more important under the post-2015 agenda, because they are universal, just like the Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 14-10-2013

Unesco chief: Education quality should feature highly in next MDGs

The post-2015 Millennium Development Goals need to emphasise the quality of education in order to sow tolerance and respect for human rights, and better prepare citizens for global challenges such as climate change, Unesco Director General Irina Bokova told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 05-03-2013

UNESCO chief: Millions can benefit from partnerships with private sector

UNESCO increasingly counts on partnerships with the private sector to help fund projects, Director General Irina Bokova tells EURACTIV. She identified Microsoft, Google, Nokia, Ericsson for being “very open to innovative methods of cooperation”. 
Languages & Culture 07-03-2011

UNESCO director-general: ‘World poverty has a female face’

Despite some progress made in promoting gender equality, negative trends persist and some developing countries have even seen regressions, Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of International Women's Day.
Languages & Culture 24-09-2009

UNESCO director-general: I’ll push for linguistic balance

The newly-elected director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, presented to EURACTIV in an interview her ambitious plans for the organisation, responsible for promoting education, science and culture throughout the world. She attached special importance to francophony.