14 November, 2006
The candidacy of Greek ambassador at UNESCO, George Anastasopoulos, for the presidency at UNESCO's General Conference, was ratified by the Organization’s relevant "Group I" committee during its meeting on Monday.
The selection of Anastasopoulos by the Group I is considered important because out of the total of five Groups into which UNESCO is divided, Group I has its turn this year to propose a candidate for the General Conference's presidency. The remaining Groups usually support the candidate supported by the Group that has its turn.
The final election of the General Conference president will take place in October 2007 by the permanent representatives of the Organization’s 191 member-states.
Source: Athens News Agency