Ambassador Bass-Golokeh Presents Credentials to the Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay
(June 6, 2019-UNESCO-Paris, France)The Liberian Ambassador to France, Her Excellency Geraldine Bass- Golokeh has presented her Credentials to the Director General of UNESCO accrediting her as Liberia’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization with its headquarters based in Paris, France.
The UNESCO Director General, Audrey Azoulay, welcomed Ambassador Bass-Golokeh to UNESCO and expressed her support to programs and activities of the Permanent Delegation of Liberia in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Education, Culture and Tourism, Teachers training and education, Science and Technology and Peace and Conflict Resolution and among others.
Madam Azoulay committed herself to the national development of Liberia through the UNESCO regional offices in Africa and the flagships programs which UNESCO’s African Department are developing for the continent.
For her part, Ambassador Bass-Golokeh extended personal greetings from the President of Liberia, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah and reconfirmed that as a founding member, Liberia remains committed to the fundamental principles on which the organization was founded in the aftermath of the Second World War which, among other things, is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among nations through eduction, science and culture.
Ambassador Bass-Golokeh highlighted the commitment of President George Weah toward education in Liberia and focused on specific areas that Liberia needs to benefit from UNESCO, such as Science and Technology, Culture and Teacher’s Education.
The Liberian UNESCO Permanent Delegate emphasized the need for UNESCO to consider rendering assistance to Liberia in the areas of TVET education, STEM education and basic sciences, Training of Teachers under its Teachers Task force Program and its “Train My Generation” project, which trains and educates young people in their future career goals.
The Liberian diplomat also informed the UNESCO Director General that her country needs assistance in its heritage sites with the consolidation of the tentative list that has been provided, support to programs in the areas of youth development and its sports for reconciliation and peace, women and girls empowerment and ensuring the ratification of its Cultural Conventions, which are going to enhance the country’s cultural programs’ development and as part of the Sustainable Development Goals(SGDs)
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.
The broad goals and concrete objectives of the international community – as set out in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – underpin all UNESCO’s strategies and activities. Thus UNESCO’s unique competencies in education, the sciences, culture and communication and information contribute towards the realization of those goals.
UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.