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Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO

Irina Bokova, re-elected as Director General for a second term last year, outlines her main priorities for UNESCO. The first is girls' education, especially after the dramatic kidnapping of over 200 young girls in Nigeria. She also wants to encourage women's empowerment and backs implementing quotas for women in the European institutions. Finally, she comments on the situation in Ukraine and on UNESCO's role there.

Presented by Christophe Robeet

In partnership with HEC Paris Executive Education and the HEC Europe Institute

Discover HEC's MOOC "Understanding-Europe".

Programme produced by Mary Colombel

By Christophe ROBEET

Our guests

Irina Bokova

Director General, Unesco

Noelle Lenoir

President, Europe Institute, HEC

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2017-06-17 agriculture

CETA trade deal: Canada, land of opportunity for farmers

In this special edition of Talking Europe, we’re taking a closer look at the CETA free trade deal between Europe and Canada. After years of negotiations, CETA (the Comprehensive...

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2017-06-17 agriculture

CETA: European farmers fear competition from Canada

In this special edition of Talking Europe, we’re taking a closer look at the CETA free trade deal between Europe and Canada. After years of negotiations, CETA (the Comprehensive...

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2017-06-10 development

EU development commissioner defends role of private sector in aid projects

The EU is the world’s largest overseas aid donor, something it is proud of, but it still gives less than the OECD target of 0.7% of gross national income. Neven Mimica, the EU...

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2017-06-10 UK

UK election: Mayday, Mayday!

Theresa May, Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, took a gamble and lost her parliamentary majority. May called the snap election saying she needed a strong backing in the...

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2017-05-27 NATO

Anti-IS group coalition: 'Now NATO has a permanent seat at the table'

Camille Grand, a NATO Assistant Secretary General, says that by formally joining the international coalition against the Islamic State group, the Alliance now has a permanent...

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