Bulgarian Irina Bokova will take over as the tenth Director-General of UNESCO on the 23 October 2009. Irina Bokova will become the first woman to hold the post since the foundation of the Organisation in 1945. The new Director-General, who will serve a four-year term, has been Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to France and Monaco, Personal Representative of the Bulgarian President to the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO since 2005.
Irina Bokova of Bulgaria as the tenth Director-General of UNESCO. The investiture will take place in a ceremony in Room I in the afternoon of Friday 23 October 2009, when Irina Bokova will become the first woman to hold the post since the foundation of the Organization in 1945.
New Director-General elected -- UNESCO website