Series DG - Documents of the Director General

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Documents of the Director General


  • Since 1946 (Creation)

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The first Director-General of UNESCO was Julian Huxley. Since its inception, UNESCO had been headed by 10 Director-General, coming from the United Kingdom, Mexico, the United States, France, Senegal, Italy, Spain, Japan and Bulgaria. Since 2009, the Bulgarian Irina Bokova serves as UNESCO first female Director-General.


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All official UNESCO Documents produced by the Director General of UNESCO.

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  • AG 6/7 DG: Inventory of speeches by the Director-General of Unesco, 1946-1985

  • AG 6/7 DG: Decisions and instructions of the Director-General, 1946-1990

  • AG 6/7 DG: Missions of the Director General and the Deputy Director General's visits to Member States. List of missions and references to reports, 1947-1986

  • AG 6/7 DG: Visits to UNESCO of Heads of States Chiefs of Governments and other dignitaries: list

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This sub-fonds contains only official documents of the Director General. Correspondence files or personal archives would be included in the fonds Secretariat records (AG 8).

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