Bekri, Chikh

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Bekri, Chikh

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1927-04-28 -


Chikh Bekri was born on 28 April 1927 in Geryville, Algeria. He obtained a License ès Lettres from the Université d’Alger and an Agrégation de lettres from the Université de Paris.

Bekri worked in Algiers from 1953 to 1958 as a Professeur at Lycée de Boufarik and Lycée Bugeaud. In 1960, he was named both Proviseur at the Lycée de Constantine and Director of the Collège universitaire de Constantine. In 1962, he was named Rector for the Region of Constantine. After independence, he was appointed Secrétaire général of the Ministry of Education of Algeria.

Bekri joined UNESCO in 1964 as Programme Specialist in the Education Sector, Operational Divisions, Arab States Division. He then moved to the Division of Educational Financing in 1968. During this time, he directed numerous missions for the development of education in Member States in the framework of the programme of cooperation with the World Bank. In 1973, he was appointed the first Director of the Regional Office for Education in the Arab States in Beirut. He served in this capacity until 1975 when he was appointed Acting Deputy Assistant Director-General of the Education Sector. In 1976, he was confirmed in his post as Deputy Assistant Director-General of the Education Sector, responsible for operations, but was also named Acting Director of the Executive Office of the Director-General. Indeed, later in 1976 he was named Director of the Executive Office of the Director-General. Bekri was promoted to the rank of Assistant Director-General in 1981 and, in 1982, in addition to his responsibilities as Director of the Executive Office, he was assigned responsibility for the coordination of services not-integrated into the sector structure, such as, for example, the Office of the Mediator and the Secretariats of the Governing Bodies. He was also responsible for liaising with regional coordinators and for the implementation of the decentralization policy. In the context of a broader reorganization, Bekri became responsible for overseeing the work of the new Bureau of Studies, Action and Coordination for Development as well in 1985. The following year, he was appointed Assistant Director-General responsible for the International Bureau of Education. He held this position until his retirement in 1987.

Some of his publications include: L’UNESCO : une entreprise erronée?, 1991; L'Algérie aux IIe/IIIe siécles (VIIIe/IXe), 2004; and, Le royaume rostemide : le premier état algérien, 2005.


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Researched and written by Dina El-shihy, 03-2016. Proofread by Alicia Dotiwalla, 5-2016. Additional sources added, AWT, 22-6-2016.




-Bekri, Chikh. (2005). Le royaume rostemide : le premier état algérien. Alger : Enag.
-Bekri, Chikh. (2004). Algérie aux IIe-IIIe siècles (VIIIe-IXe) quelques aspects méconnus du royaume rostémide, 144-296 (761/62-908/909) l'exemple d'un islam tolérant. Paris : Publisud.
-« Békri (Chikh). » (1992). Who’s Who in France. 24ème édition. Paris : Editions Jacques Lafitte.
-“Chikh Bekri retired international civil servant”. (2016). Prabook website. Accessed 25-5-2016 from:
-“L'Algérie aux IIe/IIIe siécles (VIIIe/IXe): Quelques aspects méconnus du Royaume Rostémide (144-296)”. (2004). Amazon website. Accessed 25-05-2016 from:
-UNESCO. (9 juin 1986). Bureau international d'éducation, Genève. DG/Note/86/7. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
-UNESCO. (25 novembre 1985). Mise en place du personnel du Secteur des relations extérieures et de l'information et du Bureau d'étude, d'action et de coordination pour le développement. DG/Note/85/26. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
-UNESCO. (1 janvier 1982). Attributions du Sous-Directeur général, directeur du Cabinet. DG/Note/82/3. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
-UNESCO. (7 avril 1981). [Chikh BEKRI]. DG/Note/81/6. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
-UNESCO. (22 novembre 1976). Confirmation de nominations et mutation. DG/Note/76/15. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
-UNESCO. (11 juin 1976). Confirmation de mutations et promotions de fonctionnaires du Cadre des directeurs et de rang supérieur. DG/Note/76/10. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
-UNESCO. (10 septembre 1975). Modifications de la structure du Secrétariat, nomination et transferts de directeurs. DG/Note/75/22. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
-UNESCO. (4 octobre 1973). Bureau regional d’éducation pour les Etats arabes de Beyrouth. ODG/DG/Mémo 32.617. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.

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