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Our Team

Published since 1948.

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.


Director: Matthieu Guével

Editor-in-Chief: Agnès Bardon

Associate Editor: Katerina Markelova

Section Editor: Chen Xiaorong


  • Arabic: Fathi Ben Haj Yahia
  • Chinese: Sun Min and China Translation & Publishing House
  • English: Shiraz Sidhva
  • French: Christine Herme, proofreader
  • Russian: Marina Yartseva 
  • Spanish: Laura Berdejo

Digital edition: Mila Ibrahimova, Linda Klaassen

Photographs and illustrations: Danica Bijeljac

Translation and layout co-ordination: Marie-Thérèse Vidiani

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

Communications: Laetitia Kaci



Catalan: Jean-Michel Armengol

Esperanto: Chen Ji

Korean: Soon Mi Kim



The UNESCO Courier is published thanks to the support of the People’s Republic of China.


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