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Audrey Azoulay

PARIS, Oct. 13, 2017 -- Audrey Azoulay delivers a speech at the headquarters of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, on Oct. 13, 2017. French candidate Audrey Azoulay was nominated as candidate for next Director-General of UNESCO on Friday by the executive board. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen …

Israel Formally Submits Withdrawal Notice to UNESCO

Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organization, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state.

Audrey Azoulay

France’s Audrey Azoulay Wins Vote to be Next UNESCO Chief

PARIS – UNESCO’s executive board voted Friday to make a former French government minister the U.N. cultural agency’s next chief after an unusually heated election that was overshadowed by Middle East tensions.

Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari

U.S. Jewish Groups Alarmed by UNESCO Frontrunner’s Anti-Semitic Ties

American Jewish groups are increasingly concerned that Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, the Qatari candidate for the next director-general of UNESCO — the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural organization — is growing closer to achieving his goal following his success in Tuesday’s second round of voting for the post.