Biographical Information for Ina Marčiulionytė

Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Lithuania to UNESCO since January 2003

Recent Career
  • Vice Minister (Regions and Cultural Heritage), Ministry of Culture, Republic of Lithuania 1999-2003
  • Director of the Cultural Programme and Director of the Open Society Fund House, Open Society Fund Lithuania (OSFL) 1992-1999
  • Editor, “Gimtoji Kalba” Lithuanian language policy magazine 1988-1991
  • Correspondent, Deputy Editor, Šalčininkai regional newspaper 1986-1988
Responsibilities at UNESCO
  • Since 2007 Vice-President of the Executive Board
  • Since 2005 Member of the Executive Board
  • 2004-2007 Member of the World Heritage Committee
  • 2006, 2007- Rapporteur, Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation
  • 2007 Chair, Credentials committee of the 34th UNESCO General Conference
  • 2007 Chair, Headquarters Committee
  • 2005-2006 Chair of the World Heritage Committee
  • 2005, 2006 Chair of the Working group on the working methods of the World Heritage Committee
  • 2004-2005 Vice-Chair of three intergovernmental expert meetings for the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
  • 2004-2005 PhD course in international relations and diplomacy at the Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques, Paris
  • 1981-1986 University of Vilnius. Major in Lithuanian language and literature, specialising in translation from English
Professional Studies
  • 1997 Cultural Management, Belgrade
  • 1998 Professional Communication, Budapest
  • 1998 Leadership and Management, Budapest
Languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian, French

Publications: Several translated books and a number of published articles in the national and international press on arts and culture, cultural policy and heritage.

Teaching experience: Lithuanian language courses for Russian speaking professionals. Created and conducted summer courses for foreign writers and translators of Lithuanian literature.


Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

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  2. Anonymous9/11/2009

    she is the best.

  3. Anonymous9/14/2009

    It looks like she cares more about job beeng done than looks.

  4. Anonymous9/15/2009

    The real candidate to this post coz of very professional faculties and good features of personality.

  5. Anonymous9/15/2009

    Sie ist die beste!

  6. We are behind you BIG GIRL :)

  7. Anonymous9/18/2009

    she is the best