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18 May 2004 18/05/2004 - Winners of the 2004 UNESCO Literacy Prizes
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13/05/2004 - The Hague Convention: 50 Years of Protecting Cultural Property During Armed Conflict13 May 2004 13/05/2004 - The Hague Convention: 50 Years of Protecting Cultural Property During Armed Conflict
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A commemorative symposium on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict will be held at UNESCO Headquarters on Friday, May 14 (9.30 a.m.– 6.45 p.m., Room X). More

12 May 2004 11/05/2004 - First Lady of Ukraine to be named Special Envoy for the promotion of young talent
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Universal Forum of Cultures11 May 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures

From 9 May to 26 September, the Forum Barcelona 2004 will be a space where the citizens of the world can gather, engage in dialogue, and debate the most urgent issues of the 21st century. Three main themes define the Forum: cultural diversity, sustainable development and conditions for peace.

  • UNESCO as main partner | Spanish
  • Forum Website | Spanish
  • Director-General at the opening ceremony More

  • 11 May 2004 10/05/2004 - Scott Momaday appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace
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    05 May 2004 05/05/2004 - Nantes hosts World Forum on Human Rights from May 16 to 19
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    28 Apr 2004 28/04/2004 - Closure of 169th session of UNESCO's Executive Board
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    May 3rd - World Press Freedom Day27 Apr 2004 May 3rd - World Press Freedom Day
    Every year, May 3rd is dedicated to World Press Freedom, to remember celebrate and emphasize the importance of press freedom, which is crucial for the functioning of a healthy democratic and free society.
  • Press release | Spanish | Arabic More

  • 22 Apr 2004 21/04/2004 - World Press Freedom Day focuses on media in conflict and countries in transition
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    19 Apr 2004 19/04/2004 - 169th session of UNESCO’s Executive Board opened today
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    06 Apr 2004 UNESCO programme grants funding to 62 new media projects in developing countries
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    19 - 25 April 2004 - Education for All Week06 Apr 2004 19 - 25 April 2004 - Education for All Week
    The Big Lobby - the theme of EFA Week 2004 - is a campaign to raise awareness of the 100 million out-of-school children.
  • What's happening around the world at a glance
  • More info from the Global Campaign for Education
  • EFA Week in the press
  • Photos: The Big Lobby as it happens
  • 21/04/2004 - New Report: "At what age are school children employed, married and taken to court?"
  • 22/04/2004 - Latest Global Education Indicators released More

  • 25 Mar 2004 Monsignor Etchegaray and the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mustafa Ceric to receive UNESCO's 2003 Félix Houphouët-Boigny peace prize
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    Virtual Exhibition 23 Mar 2004 Virtual Exhibition "Lest we forget. The Triumph over Slavery"
    This Virtual Exhibition, launched at UNESCO Headquarters on 20 March, focuses on the centrality of the slave trade in the making of the modern world. More

    23 Mar 2004 Kosovo: Beyond monuments and heritage, it is memory and cultural identity that are being destroyed declares Director-General of UNESCO
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    22 Mar 2004 World Water Day, March 22 - Water and Governance: some examples of good practice
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    An AIDS-free generation in less than a generation18 Mar 2004 An AIDS-free generation in less than a generation

    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura yesterday proposed a new HIV prevention education initiative at the 23rd meeting of the Committee of the Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO) of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS currently chaired by UNESCO. More

    UNESCO celebrates International Days17 Mar 2004 UNESCO celebrates International Days
  • 21 March - World Poetry Day - Tribute to Neruda
    Website - Press release - DG Message
  • 21 March - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    Press release - 20 March: Celebration of the Day at UNESCO - DG Message
  • 22 March - World Water Day - Water & Disasters
    Website - Press release More

  • 17 Mar 2004 L'Oréal and UNESCO making a real difference for women scientists worldwide
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    16 Mar 2004 A new international instrument to enhance the protection of cultural property in times of war
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    11 Mar 2004 Coming Soon from UNESCO Publishing:
    "Cultural Diversity and Indigenous Peoples"

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    05 Mar 2004 Director-General condemns assassination of Palestinian journalist Khalil Al-Zaben
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    25 Feb 2004 Jailed Cuban journalist Raúl Rivero awarded World Press Freedom Prize 2004
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    8 March – International Women’s Day20 Feb 2004 8 March – International Women’s Day
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    16 Feb 2004 Education Ministers Speak Out
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    06 Feb 2004 UNESCO honors BBC and France Televisions for their promotion of cultural programmes
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    06 Feb 2004 New UNESCO Courier - Dialogue among civilizations - Special Issue
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    21 Jan 2004 Spotlight on small island developing states
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    International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (2004)09 Jan 2004 International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (2004)
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    27 Dec 2003 UNESCO Director-General offers condolences and support to Iran following tragic earthquake
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    22 Dec 2003 UNESCO organizes meetings between Israeli and Palestinian journalists
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    17 Dec 2003 La lauréate du Prix Nobel de la paix 2003, Shirin Ebadi, reçue par le Directeur général de l’UNESCO
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    16 Dec 2003 Director-General welcomes endorsement of freedom of expression by WSIS
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    2004 World Heritage Desk Diary - An excellent holiday gift10 Dec 2003 2004 World Heritage Desk Diary - An excellent holiday gift UNESCO
    Discover new cultural and natural sites. Each page features a unique site, beautifully photographed, with a corresponding explanatory text.

    The 2004 Desk Diary is a beautiful and useful working tool

    Click here to buy online More

    World Summit on Information Society (WSIS)09 Dec 2003 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS)
    Towards Knowledge Societies
  • UNESCO High-Level Symposium on Knowledge Societies at WSIS concluded
  • The Role of Science in the Information Society
  • The free flow of ideas pays off
  • UNESCO advocates freedom of expression
  • UNESCO and WSIS - WSIS website More

  • 08 Dec 2003 150 new Community Multimedia centres to be set up in Africa
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    Africa's marginalization must be reversed, says Thabo Mbeki on a visit to UNESCO19 Nov 2003 Africa's marginalization must be reversed, says Thabo Mbeki on a visit to UNESCO
    “The African continent must have the capacity to use its resource base not to perpetuate an old relationship but to change it”, said South African President Thabo Mbeki in an address on the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) before more than 800 people at UNESCO Headquarters today. More

    07 Nov 2003 Twenty-eight masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity proclaimed
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    06 Nov 2003 UNESCO awards Science Prizes on World Science Day
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    23 Oct 2003 UNESCO publishes first Global Education Digest
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    Leading investors in education
    Leading investors in education
    Malaysia and Tunisia devote substantially greater shares of their national wealth to education than almost every country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), according to a new report by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. More

    Remote sensing of ancient Siberian tombs UNESCO Science Sector
    Saviours from space for Siberia's frozen tombs


    A UNESCO programme uses satellite imagery to protect ancient frozen tombs of Siberia. More

    New UN Information Society group UNESCO Communication


    United Nations Group on the Information Society launched


    Representatives from UNESCO and twenty-one other UN agencies met in Geneva on 14 July 2006 to launch the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS)More

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    World Heritage in Danger
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    New - News & Articles Director-General condemns killing of Mexican journalist José Emilio Galindo Robles
    New - News & Articles François Houtart (Belgium) and Abdul Sattar Edhi (Pakistan) to share 2009 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence
    New - News & Articles Laura Bush makes opening remarks at UNESCO’s celebration of International Literacy Day on September 8
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