In Memorium Saule B. Bakirova, 1954-2013

7 February 2013

Today the UN lost a valued colleague and UNESCO a beloved friend. Saule Bakirova, UNESCO Almaty National Administrative Officer, passed away this morning after a long illness.

Saule began her UN career in 2001, coming to UNESCO from the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan where she worked as the Head of the Foreign Relations Division. She held an advanced degree in chemistry from Kazakhstan State University.

Saule will always be remembered as a dedicated professional, known for her love of life, work, sport and travel. She put all of herself into everything she did. We are all fortunate to have had her in our lives. Our deepest condolences go out to Saules family in Kazakhstan and her many friends all over the world.

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