From 4 to 5 May, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, is travelling to Estonia for an official visit, where she is expected to meet with a number of high level government officials including, the Minister of Foreign Affairs , Ms Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, the Deputy Secretary-General for Planning, Ministry for Education and Research, Ms Kadri Maasik, the Minister for Culture, Mr Indrek Saar, and the Undersecretary for Economic and Development Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Vaino Reinart.
While in Estonia, the Director-General will give a lecture entitled “Attacks against Cultural Heritage – what can UNESCO do?” at the Estonian Academy of Arts. The Rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Professor Signe Kivi, and the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Estonia to UNESCO, H.E. Mr Marten Kokk, will attend the lecture.
The Director-General will visit the Old Town of Tallinn, inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1997, guided by Ms Annely Randla, Historian of the Estonian Academy of Arts.
She will also visit the Centre for Educational Technology, Institute of Informatics of the Tallinn University, where she will meet Mr Tiit Land, Rector of the Tallinn University and Professor Mart Laanpere, Director of the Centre for Educational Technology.