Irina Bokova

Irina Bokova has been Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) since 2009 and was elected for a second term last year. She is passionately committed to persuading governments of the transformative power of education. In a keynote speech at UNESCO Headquarters last October she welcomed EI’s Unite for Quality Education campaign. She oversaw UNESCO’s recent Global Monitoring report on Education which called for countries to adopt teacher policies in partnership with the teaching profession.

Written by Irina Bokova