Qatari crisis seeps into UNESCO elections - Al-Monitor

Al-MonitorQatari crisis seeps into UNESCO electionsAl-MonitorThe Qatari crisis has cast a shadow across the election of UNESCO's next director-general with competing candidates from Egypt and Qatar. REUTERS/Charles Platiau. A general view of UNESCO headquarters in Paris, July 17, 2012. CAIRO — Cairo has ...and more »

Drained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunes - Arab News

Arab NewsDrained of cash and riven by rivalries, UNESCO seeks leader to revive fortunesArab NewsPARIS: When Israel's envoy told UNESCO delegates last July that fixing the plumbing in his toilet was more important than their latest ruling, it highlighted how fractious geopolitics are paralyzing the workings of the agency. Whoever wins the race to ...and more »

Audrey Azoulay – Former French Culture Minister and Daughter of Royal Advisor – Competes to Head Embattled ... - Morocco World News

Morocco World NewsAudrey Azoulay – Former French Culture Minister and Daughter of Royal Advisor – Competes to Head Embattled ...Morocco World NewsRabat – Audrey Azoulay, former French Minister of Culture and daughter of Morocco's royal counselor, André Azoulay, is among the eight candidates in the race to become the new head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.and more »

Freedom of Expression: Why it matters to UNESCO, now more than ever - Modern Diplomacy

Freedom of Expression: Why it matters to UNESCO, now more than everModern DiplomacyIn just 5 days time, at their 202nd session, the Executive Board of UNESCO will begin the voting process to elect their new leader.By the 12th of October, the nomination will be confirmed by the board and in November, the General Conference will ...and more »

Egypt's Khattab Says Ready to Assume Unesco's Post - AllAfrica.com

Egypt's Khattab Says Ready to Assume Unesco's PostAllAfrica.comEgyptian Ambassador Mushira Khattab has said she is ready to take over the responsibility of the UNESCO director general. "I am ready to assume the responsibility of UNESCO director general. I am ready to assume the burden of director general of ...and more »

Egypt: FM, African Group Coordinate Support for Khattab's Nomination for Unesco Post - AllAfrica.com

Egypt: FM, African Group Coordinate Support for Khattab's Nomination for Unesco PostAllAfrica.comForeign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Friday 06/10/2017 with the permanent delegates who are members of the African Group at the UNESCO Executive Board upon an initiative from Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat.and more »

Representatives of authoritarian states hostile to fundamental freedoms should not head UNESCO - IFEX

IFEXRepresentatives of authoritarian states hostile to fundamental freedoms should not head UNESCOIFEXHuman rights organizations regret the nomination of Ambassador Moushira Khattab, who has remained silent in the ongoing crackdown on civil society and freedom of expression in Egypt. Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) 6 October ...and more »

Egyptian Ambassador Moushira Khattab Could be First African Woman to Head UNESCO - Face2Face Africa

Face2Face AfricaEgyptian Ambassador Moushira Khattab Could be First African Woman to Head UNESCOFace2Face AfricaDirector-General of UNESCO Moushira Khattab, the Egyptian ambassador who wants to be the Director-General of UNESCO. Photo credit: Egyptian Chronicles. Renowned Egyptian human rights activist Ambassador Moushira Mahmoud Khattab is poised to ...and more »

Why Egypt should lead UNESCO - Ahram Online

Why Egypt should lead UNESCOAhram OnlineThe time to choose a new director-general for the UN cultural organisation UNESCO is coming soon. This is a very important decision, and I would like to explain to the world why it is so important that this position should be given to an Arab, and ...and more »

Troubled UNESCO begins picking new leader - The Times of Israel

The Times of IsraelTroubled UNESCO begins picking new leaderThe Times of IsraelPARIS, France — The board of the UN's cultural body on Wednesday began vetting eight candidates vying to head an organization accused of bias in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and foot-dragging on reforms. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural ...and more »

Iraq pulls out candidate for UNESCO's top post to back Egypt's - Kuwait News Agency

Iraq pulls out candidate for UNESCO's top post to back Egypt'sKuwait News AgencyBAGHDAD, Oct 5 (KUNA) -- Iraq has withdrawn own candidate for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s top post to help unite Arab votes behind Egypt's candidate Mushira Khattab. In a press statement, the Iraqi ...and more »