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Our Team

The UNESCO Courier is published quarterly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

It promotes the ideals of UNESCO by sharing ideas on issues of international concern relevant to its mandate. Since 2017, the magazine is published thanks to the generous support of the People’s Republic of China.

Director: Vincent Defourny

Editor-in-chief: Jasmina Šopova

Associate Editor: Katerina Markelova

Section editor: Chen Xiaorong


  • Arabic: Anissa Barrak
  • Chinese: Sun Min and China Translation & Publishing House
  • English: Shiraz Sidhva
  • French: Gabriel Casajus, proofreader
  • Russian: Marina Yartseva 
  • Spanish: William Navarrete

Digital edition: Malahat Ibrahimova

Photographs and illustrations: Danica Bijeljac

Translations and layout coordination: Veronika Fedorchenko

Administrative and editorial assistance: Carolina Rollán Ortega

Production and promotion

Ian Denison, Chief, UNESCO Publishing and Branding

Eric Frogé, Senior Production Assistant

Digital Production  

Denis Pitzalis, Web Architect/Developer

Media Relations

Laetitia Kaci, Press Officer


Portuguese: Ana Lúcia Guimarães

Esperanto: Xiaojuan Huang

Sardinian: Diegu Corràine

Sicilian: David Paleino


Information and reproduction rights:

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