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Thursday, 23.03.2017, 14:18
Baltic states nominate Marciulionyte for post of UNESCO head
The Baltic states officially presented their candidate ambassador Ina Marciulionyte, permanent delegate of Lithuania to UNESCO, to the post of the UNESCO CEO for the term of 2009-2013 in Paris.
It is the highest post in an international organization Lithuania has ever nominated its candidate for.
Ambassador Marciulionyte was elected into the World Heritage Committee in 2004, and headed this committee in 2005-2006. Currently, the ambassador holds the post of deputy chairwoman of the Executive Board of UNESCO, chairwoman of the Headquarters Committee, deputy chairwoman of the Intergovernmental Committee of Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, also is the head and member of various UNSECO working groups, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.
The ambassador was awarded the Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas in 2007.
The elections to the post of the UNESCO CEO will be held during the 35th UNESCO General Conference in autumn 2009.