UNESCO head Irina Bokova due in Chile next week

SANTIAGO – The director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, is to make an official visit to Chile next week.

Bokova, who has been in charge of UNESCO since 2009 and will complete her work as head of the organization in the election process later this year, will give a keynote address at the Andrés Bello Diplomatic Academy in Santiago.

The senior United Nations official, of Bulgarian nationality, will speak on the ‘Agenda 2030 for sustainable development: the educational and cultural dimension’.

Although the complete program of the UNESCO head in Chile has not yet been announced, it is expected that she will meet with Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet and other figures in education, culture and science.

There are six UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Chile: Churches of Chloe (2000), Rapa Nui National Park (1995), Qhapaq Nan, Incasic Road System (2014), Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso (2003), Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works (2005), and Sewell Mining Town (2006).