19 Jun 2012
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Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, has received  an honorary Doctor of Letters from Durham University.   She is a Bulgarian national and the first woman to head UNESCO.  She has studied at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the University of Maryland, and the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  She has been a government minister for Bulgaria, a diplomat at the Bulgarian Permanent Mission at the United Nations, Bulgarian Ambassador to France and Monaco, and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.  She helped to draft Bulgaria’s constitution, prior to their accession to the European Union. 

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