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UNESCO’s Bokova Enters AFP’s Infuential Women Shortlist

9th among the Top 10

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UNESCO Director General, Bulgarian Irina Bokova, has made it into a list of the world's most powerful women, according to AFP agency.

Bokova, who is vying for the the office of UN chief this year, is placed 9th among the "Top 10" which is headed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.> Big News Network

AFP points to the Bulgarian's work at UNESCO to give priority to gender equality as part of her work. In 2009, she became the first-ever female head of UNESCO, and was reelected in 2013, the agency points out.

After Clinton, the ranking goes on with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Chile's head of state Michelle Bachelet, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and (after Bokova) World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan.

According to the ranking, under the title of "More women win power but still few are far between", there have never been so many experienced and ambitions women in positions of power as there are nowadays.

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