Audrey Azoulay of France elected UNESCO director general

Audrey Azoulay of France elected UNESCO director general

Audrey Azoulay, a French politician and former minister of culture, has been elected director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), TASS reports.

Most of the UNESCO Executive Board members voted in favor of Azoulay’s candidature at Friday’s voting.

Thirty out of UNESCO’s 58 member nations supported her candidature in the last round of voting. Her rival, Qatar’s former Culture Minister Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, scored 28 votes.

The new UNESCO director general will be approved by the organization’s 39th General Conference due to be held next month.

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