Invited by Chinese Ministry of Education, Director-General of UNESCO Bokova came to Shenzhen to attend the 26th World University Games opening ceremony, the World University President Forum, and other related activities. Bokova once came to China in 2010 to participate in the UNESCO activities in Shanghai World Expo. Bokova was born in July, 1952 in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria. She was once appointed the Foreign Minister of Bulgaria and Bulgarian Ambassador in France. In October, 2009, Bokova took the post of the Director-General of UNESCO; she is the first female Director-General of UNESCO in the organization’s history.
On August 11, President Hu Jintao met with Bokova, Director General of UNESCO who came to visit China and to attend the 26th World University Games opening ceremony.
Hu Jintao pointed out that UNESCO was the biggest intergovernmental International organization in the domain of education, science, culture and so on. The organization has numerous members and broad influence in the world. It has done many groundbreaking work and played essential parts in promoting education popularization and enhancement in various countries, making progress in technological development as well as cultural inheritance and innovation. China attaches great importance to its cooperation with UNESCO; it actively supports and participates in work developed by UNESCO such as education-for-all, protection of world cultural and natural heritage and so on.
Bokova stated that UNESCO was appreciative of China, an important member of the organization, because China has actively taken part in activities like education-for-all, and in particular, it has cooperated very well with UNESCO in supporting the development of the developing countries. She expresses UNESCO’s wishes to further enhance the bilateral cooperation.
On August 13, World University President Forum began in Shenzhen. General-Director of UNESCO Bokova attended the ceremony and gave a speech. She said that to build a global education system is more important than just building global universities.
Bokova revealed in the opening ceremony that on October 24, UNESCO will conduct a new Central African University President Summit to discuss the career options for graduates from different countries in Central Africa.
As for the 26th World University Games which has been successfully held, Bokova said that the Universiade was a vigorous sports event. University student athletes from all over the world gathered together to witness the “young people's Olympic Games.” The Universiade was conducted in Shenzhen, a city that has thus made its contribution to the world. At the same time, young Shenzhen also grasped this opportunity to show its beauty to the world, therefore more people from other countries can get to know the city.
联合国教科文组织，英文(United Nations Educational，Scientific and Cultural Organization),简称UNESCO。1946年成立，总部设在法国巴黎。其宗旨是促进教育、科学及文化方面的国际合作，以利于各国人民之间的相互了解，维护世界和平。
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO in short, was founded in 1946 and headquartered in Paris, France. The organization’s objective is to promote international cooperation in fields like education, science, and culture to improve mutual understanding among people in various countries and to maintain world peace.