November 29, 2023


we will never forget

The first lady of Azerbaijan is a UNESCO goodwill ambassador no more

GlobalVoices by Arzu Geybullayeva

Azerbaijan’s first lady Mehriban Aliyeva was awarded the title of the Goodwill Ambassador to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2004 during a visit to France with her husband, Ilham Aliyev, who was elected Azerbaijan’s president in 2003 in what international observers described as a fraud election.

According to one UN definition, goodwill ambassadors are prominent volunteer individuals who are:

Celebrity and expert advocates of UNESCO (not diplomatic ambassadors) who use their talent or fame to spread the UNESCO ideals, especially attracting media attention.

Full article in GlobalVoices