Karklins, Janis

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Karklins, Janis

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"The new Assistant Director-General for UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector will be Janis Karklins of Latvia. Currently Latvian Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, after an initial career in industry, Mr Karklins became the Permanent Representative of his country at the United Nations in Geneva. As a diplomat, he was closely involved in the preparation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and played a key role in its negotiations on internet governance. In 2006, Mr Karklins was elected president of the Government Advisory Committee of ICANN (Internet Corporation of assigned Names and Numbers), which plays a pivotal role in information society issues" (UNESCO, Press Release 2010-043).


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Assistant Director-General, Communication and Information (July 1, 2010-)
Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Latvia (?-2010)

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A. Torrance 15/04/2010




UNESCO, "UNESCO’s Director-General appoints her senior staff," Press Release 2010-043, 14/04/2010: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unescos_director_general_appoints_her_senior_staff/back/18256/

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