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Iranian front-runner loses race for influential UNESCO post, by Raphael Ahren (TOI)

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Nov. 16, 2017

Israeli envoy says behind-the-scenes effort scuttled Ahmad Jalali’s election, which would have ‘radicalized’ the cultural agency

A South Korean diplomat was elected on Thursday as the new chairperson of UNESCO’s Executive Board, surprisingly beating his Iranian colleague, who had long been favored to get the job.

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