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Director-General's List

A new Director-General is elected every four years (previously every six years) by the General Conference. Under his authority, the Secretariat is expected to translate into reality the programmes approved by the General Conference. The present Director-General of UNESCO, who was appointed in 1999, is Koïchiro Matsuura of Japan.
  • 1999 -
    Koïchiro Matsuura, Japan

  • 1987 - 1999
    Federico Mayor, Spain

  • 1974 - 1987
    Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Senegal

  • 1962 - 1974 (acting 1959, 1961-1962)
    René Maheu, France

  • 1958 - 1961
    Vittorino Veronese, Italy

  • 1953 - 1958
    Luther Evans, United States

  • 1952 - 1953 (acting DG)
    John W. Taylor, United States

  • 1948 - 1952
    Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexico

  • 1946 - 1948
    Julian Huxley, United Kingdom

  • matsuura100.jpg02Koïchiro Matsuura (1937-)
    Japan, 1999 -

    veronese100.jpg06Vittorino Veronese (1910-1986)
    Italy, 1958 - 1961

    evans100.jpg07Luther Evans (1902-1981)
    United States, 1953 - 1958

    mayor100.jpg03Federico Mayor (1934-)
    Spain, 1987 - 1999

    taylor100.jpg08John W. Taylor (1906-2001)
    United States, Acting DG 1952 - 1953

    mbow100.jpg04Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow (1921-)
    Senegal, 1974 - 1987

    huxley100.jpg10Julian Huxley (1887-1975)
    United Kingdom, 1946 - 1948

    bodet100.jpg09Jaime Torres Bodet (1902-1974)
    Mexico, 1948 - 1952

    maheuassis100.jpg05René Maheu (1905-1975)
    France, 1962 - 1974 (acting 1959, 1961-1962)

     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

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