Baku, March 18, AZERTAC
UNESCO has officially accepted the candidacy of Azerbaijani ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu for the post of the organization`s Director General. Apart from Bulbuloglu, other eight candidates are from Vietnam, Egypt, Qatar, China, Guatemala, Iraq, Lebanon and France.
The Director-General is nominated by the Executive Board and appointed by the General Conference for a period of four years. These nine candidates will be interviewed during the 201st Board session on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April 2017. The person to be nominated by the Executive Board shall be chosen by secret ballot, during a vote that will take place during the Board's 202nd session in October 2017. Subsequently, the Chairperson of the Board shall inform the General Conference, during its 39th session in November 2017, of the candidate nominated by the Board. The General Conference shall consider this nomination and then elect, by secret ballot, the person proposed by the Executive Board.