Audrey Azoulay

UNESCO head ‘deeply regrets’ Israeli plan to leave agency

Jerusalem also blocks hiring of four staff members by anti-Israel UN unit.

31/12/2017
In gratitude to US, Israel to announce UNESCO exit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday instructed Shama Hacohen to submit a formal withdrawal letter to Audrey Azoulay, the organization’s director-general, before the end of the year.

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay
France's Audrey Azoulay overwhelmingly confirmed as UNESCO's new head

The Jewish former culture minister said she had "great faith" in UNESCO's ability to "transform the world."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
10/11/2017
Psychodrame à l’Unesco

La présidence de l’instance onusienne a échappé de peu au Qatar

By MICHELE MAZEL
22/10/2017
The logo of UNESCO is seen inside the headquarters in Paris
Hope for UNESCO

It is no coincidence that Azoulay’s victory in the race follows quickly on a US decision to pull out from the UN agency, citing its undeniable anti-Israel bias.

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay
How did France's Audrey Azoulay wind up as the new UNESCO chief?

Her success is due in part to the rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar that has sparked massive divisions between the countries of the Arab world.

By RINA BASSIST
14/10/2017
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