The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is charged with promoting intellectual collaboration between its 195 member states. But last year, the U.S. government pulled its funding -- amounting to more than 20 percent of UNESCO's budget -- after the agency admitted Palestine to full membership. We talk with Irina Bokova, who has served as UNESCO's director-general since 2009, about the organization's work.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova
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Irina Bokova, director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)