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UNESCO’s Soft Power in a Globalising World

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About this Event

21 Mar 2014 @ 12:45
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About the Speech:
 
In her address on soft power in the globalising world, Irina Bokova highlighted the importance of education, science, culture, communication and information in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. Through its promotion of freedom of expression, climate change awareness, gender equality and other causes, UNESCO is making a vital contribution to work towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Ms. Bokova explored how, in the longer term, it is helping to build the knowledge society of the future.
 
This is the second event in the 2014 Development Matters series, which the IIEA is co-hosting with Irish Aid.

About the Speaker:
 
Irina Bokova has been the Director-General of UNESCO since November 2009, when she became the first woman to be elected head of the organisation. She was re-elected in October 2013 for a second term. Ms. Bokova previously served as Bulgaria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and State Secretary on European Integration, and subsequently as Ambassador to France, Monaco and UNESCO.

Theme: Digital Future  Energy and Climate Change 

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