By Safaa KasraouiRabat – Audrey Azoulay, the daughter of of royal advisor Andre Azoulay, is among the nine nominated names for Director-General of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).The President of the UNESCO’s Executive Board, Michael Worbs officially announced the names of the nine candidates on March 16. Azoulay, born in 1972, is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration. She has, among others, worked at the general direction of media  and was magistrate of the Court of Auditors.Four Arab candidates are also nominated for Director-General of UNESCO position, namely Veira El Khoury Lacoeuihe (Lebanon), Moushira Khattab (Egypt), Salah Al Hasnawi (Iraq) and Hamad Ibn Abdulaziz Al Kawari (Qatar).Three other Asian candidates are also competing for this position including Polad Bulbuloglu (Azerbaijan), Pham Sanh Chau (Vietnam), Qian Tang (China).Finally, the last nominated name for the same position is Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria from Latin America.The nine candidates will be interviewed during the 201st session of the Council on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April.The Director-General of UNESCO will be appointed by the General Conference for a period of four years.

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