Building peace in the minds of men and women

39th Session of the General Conference

Monday, 13th November


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  • The investiture ceremony of Audrey Azoulay as Director-General of UNESCO took place in a special plenary meeting of the General Conference

    Audrey Azoulay was sworn in as the new Director-General of UNESCO on Monday before the 39th session of the General Conference. Invoking the challenges facing the Organization, she focused on the pertinence of UNESCO’s mandate in her investiture speech. “Despite many limits and constraints, UNESCO has been able to demonstrate throughout its history a real capacity to bring creative responses to the challenges of the times,” said Ms Azoulay. Audrey Azoulay is the 11th Director-General of UNESCO and the second woman in that position.

    She will take office on 15 November.

    Recording Speeches