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Quality of Education insufficient to achieve Education For All by 201508 Nov 2004 Quality of Education insufficient to achieve Education For All by 2015

More children are going to school than ever before, but many drop out before grade 5 of primary school or graduate without mastering even a minimum set of cognitive skills, concludes the 2005 Education for All Global Monitoring Report launched today in Brasilia (Brazil). More - French | Spanish | Arabic

  • Education for All - The Quality Imperative (Full Report)
  • Summary [PDF] English | French | Spanish | Arabic
  • EFA Global Monitoring Report - Homepage
  • 10/11/2004 - Change must be accelerated to achieve Education For All goals, concludes High-level Group Meeting More

  • 04 Nov 2004 3/11/2004 - Director-General voices outrage at escalating attacks on Media Professionals in Iraq
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    UNESCO and Software04 Nov 2004 UNESCO and Software
    Software is essential for knowledge management and sharing. UNESCO facilitates international cooperation for its development and free-of-charge distribution. UNESCO’s most popular software are CDS/ISIS, Greenstone and IDAMS. More

    29 Oct 2004 29/10/2004 - 19 new Biosphere Reserves added to UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Network
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    29 Oct 2004 28/10/2004 - UNESCO-Italy agreement on emergency actions to protect heritage
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    25 Oct 2004 20/10/2004 - Safeguarding of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Toward an Integrated Approach
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    25 - 28 October - International Meeting on Technical and Vocational Education and Training22 Oct 2004 25 - 28 October - International Meeting on Technical and Vocational Education and Training
    More than one hundred experts from around the world to attend meeting "Learning for Work, Citizenship and Sustainability" in Bonn, Germany under the auspices of UNESCO_UNEVOC International Centre and the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.
  • Event Homepage
  • Media Advisory
  • Orienting TVET for Sustainable Development
    (Special Issue of UNEVOC Newsletter) [PDF]
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  • 17 October - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty15 Oct 2004 17 October - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
    We all think of poverty as representing one of the greatest threats to the stability of the world. With 2.8 billion men and women living on less than two dollars a day, we have to devote ever more urgent attention to the impoverishment that is undermining our societies and eroding even the idea of human security. More

    15 Oct 2004 14/10/2004 - Close of the 170th session of UNESCO's Executive Board
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    12 Oct 2004 12/10/2004 - Bangladeshi writer and journalist Taslima Nasrin awarded the 2004 UNESCO-Madanjeet Sinh Prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence UNESCOPRESS
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    11 Oct 2004 12/10/2004 - Iraqi Minister of Higher Education visits UNESCO Headquarters
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    8/10/2004 - In December 1999, the UNESCO Courier was talking to Wangari Muta Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize08 Oct 2004 8/10/2004 - In December 1999, the UNESCO Courier was talking to Wangari Muta Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize
    "If you want to save the environment you should protect the people first", such is the message of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Kenyan environmental campaigner Wangari Muta Maathai. More

    5 October - World Teachers' Day04 Oct 2004 5 October - World Teachers' Day

    The heads of UNESCO, ILO, UNDP and UNICEF have issued a joint message.
    Download the Joint Message (PDF) in Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish

    Special events are held around the world to mark this Day, created by UNESCO in 1994. More

    04 Oct 2004 04/10/2004 - Croatian actor Relja Basic named UNESCO Artist for Peace UNESCOPRESS
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    04 Oct 2004 04/10/2004 - Opening of the 170th session of the Executive Board UNESCOPRESS
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    Community Multimedia Centre helps battle Locusts in Timbuktu24 Sep 2004 Community Multimedia Centre helps battle Locusts in Timbuktu UNESCO
    A high-tech helping hand to fight an age old plague

    With the help of a suitcase radio donated by UNESCO in 2001, the people of Timbuktu in Mali take on hordes of locusts that are destroying their crops. More

    Congo - Heritage in Danger09 Sep 2004 Congo - Heritage in Danger
    In order to assure the survival of the planet´s "second lung", UNESCO, in collaboration with the United Nations Foundation, is leading an international campaign to support heritage in danger in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More

    8/09/2004 - International Literacy Day07 Sep 2004 8/09/2004 - International Literacy Day
    This Day is celebrated each year to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. The theme of this year's celebration is Literacy and Gender. Today almost one in every seven people is illiterate, and out of a total of 860 million illiterate adults more than 500 million are women. More

    06 Sep 2004 3/09/2004 - UNESCO Director-General shocked at heavy death toll in school in Ossetia
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    03 Sep 2004 3/09/2004 - Director-General stresses importance of Documentary Heritage following Fire In Weimar
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    Quality Education for all Young People: Challenges, Trends and Priorities03 Sep 2004 Quality Education for all Young People: Challenges, Trends and Priorities

    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
    47th session, Geneva, 8-11 September 2004
  • 13/09/2004 - Press release about the closing  More

  • 02 Sep 2004 02/09/2004 - UNESCO Director-General calls for immediate release of hostages held in school siege
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    31 Aug 2004 31/08/2004 - Director-General urges the release of french journalists held hostage in Iraq
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    31 Aug 2004 31/08/2004 - Director-General condemns murder of bangladeshi journalist Kamal Hossain
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    From Slavery to Liberty -20 Aug 2004 From Slavery to Liberty -
    The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. More

    August 12th - International Youth Day11 Aug 2004 August 12th - International Youth Day
    UNESCO joins other UN agencies to focus attention on the needs of young people on the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and emphasizes the significance of intergenerational dialogue in all fields of its activity.
  • Message from the Director-General
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  • Section for Youth: Intergenerational Society
  • World Youth Festival at Forum Barcelona 2004 More

  • August 9th  - International Day of the World’s Indigenous People09 Aug 2004 August 9th - International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
    UNESCO celebrates the major advances made in the promotion of rights of indigenous peoples during the International Decade of the World´s Indigenous People (1995-2004)
  • Message from the Director-General
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  • Culture Sector: UNESCO Action
  • Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity
  • Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Photo: © Nicolas Reynard More

  • 05 Aug 2004 05/08/2004 - Draft of international convention against doping in sport delivered
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    31/07/2004 - Mondialogo:  Finalists of first worldwide School Contest based on intercultural dialogue31 Jul 2004 31/07/2004 - Mondialogo: Finalists of first worldwide School Contest based on intercultural dialogue
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    20 Jul 2004 20/07/2004 - Lebanese writer Nadia Al-Jurdi Nouaihed and Casa de las Américas receive Simón Bolívar Prize
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    20 Jul 2004 20/7/2004 - International jury of Mondialogo Prize selects 25 finalists
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    16 Jul 2004 16/07/2004 - Research shows oceans becoming more acidic
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    16 Jul 2004 16/07/2004 - Japanese ballerina Miyako Yoshida named UNESCO Artist for Peace
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    Inauguration of Mostar Bridge16 Jul 2004 Inauguration of Mostar Bridge
    Destroyed in 1993 during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Old Mostar Bridge dating back to the Ottoman period was rebuilt with help from UNESCO, the World Bank, local officials and donor countries.
    On 23 July UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura and the President of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sulejman Tihic, will inaugurate the new bridge, a symbol of reconciliation, in the presence of 10 heads of State from the region.
  • Dossier | Dossier in Spanish
  • Press release | Spanish | Arabic | Russian

  • Related News: International Conference of Ministers of Culture of South-Eastern Europe and Italy approve Mostar Declaration and Action Plan More

  • 16 Jul 2004 13/07/2004 - Early Childhood care and education: a continuing challenge in high population countries
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    12 Jul 2004 6/07/2004 - New sites on World Heritage List
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    Gathering to advance the global response to AIDS and promote “Access for all”11 Jul 2004 Gathering to advance the global response to AIDS and promote “Access for all”

    11/07/2004 - The XV International AIDS Conference kicks off in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • UNESCO events at Bangkok
  • Official Conference website
  • UNESCO Bangkok's activities during the event
  • UNAIDS 2004 Report on the global AIDS epidemic (English, French, Russian) More

  • 25 Jun 2004 25/06/2004 - Olympic flame kindles spirit of reconciliation during passage past UNESCO Press Release Nº2004 - 56
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    24 Jun 2004 23/06/2004 - Director-General condemns murder of Philippines radio broadcaster Ely Binoya Press Release N°2004 - 54
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    6/07/2004 - New sites inscribed on World Heritage List22 Jun 2004 6/07/2004 - New sites inscribed on World Heritage List
  • Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and ruins of Songo Mnara in Tanzania inscribed on World Heritage in Danger List English|French|Spanish
  • World Heritage Committee sounds the alarm for Cologne Cathedral English|French|Spanish|Russian
  • Angkor among the three sites removed from UNESCO's List of World Heritage in danger English|French|Spanish|Russian
  • Iran’s ancient city of Bam among the 34 new sites inscribed on World Heritage List English|French|Spanish More

  • 09 Jun 2004 10/06/2004 - Mauritius second State to ratify the International Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
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    08 Jun 2004 8/06/2004 - Director-General writes to Kofi Annan and G8 leaders to support Education for All
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    08 Jun 2004 8/05/2004 - Visit of Mrs Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States of America and UNESCO Honorary Ambassador for the Literacy Decade
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    Eurasia in the 21st Century - Dialogue of Cultures or Conflict of Civilizations?08 Jun 2004 Eurasia in the 21st Century - Dialogue of Cultures or Conflict of Civilizations?

    A high-level conference on the Dialogue among Civilizations took place on June 10 and 11 in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan, under the joint auspices of the President of Kyrgyzstan, Askar Akayev, and UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura. More

    08 Jun 2004 8/06/2004 - Director-General condemns murder of Montenegrin journalist Dusko Jovanovic
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    08 Jun 2004 8/06/2004 - Director-General condemns attack on BBC journalists in Saudi Arabia
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    04 Jun 2004 4 June 2004 - World Environment Day - Director General's message
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    UNESCO celebrates Africa28 May 2004 UNESCO celebrates Africa

    A serie of events, under the general title of Africa on the move, took place in UNESCO Headquarters from May 25 to 28. More

    28 May 2004 28/05/2004 - Iraqi intellectuals meeting at UNESCO outline a new cultural policy for Iraq
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    26 May 2004 25/05/2004 - International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage in Iraq: Seven Recommendations
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