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Audrey Azoulay re-appointed as head of UNESCO

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The executive council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) overwhelmingly approved the renewal of Audrey Azoulay as head of the institution for a second term.

The 58-member council took the decision to “recommend” Ms. Azoulay’s candidacy to the Unesco general conference, which should formally confirm her at its 41st session scheduled for November 9-24 in Paris.

Alone in the running and already assured since last spring of strong support, the outgoing general manager won 55 votes out of 57, two members of the executive council having abstained from voting.

Elected for a four-year term, Audrey Azoulay took office on November 15, 2017. She succeeded Irina Bokova, the first woman at the head of Unesco.