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Media Advisories (2002 - 2006)

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  • International symposium: Cultural Diversity and Globalization. The Arab-Japanese experience: a Cross-Regional Dialogue
    04-05-2004 12:20 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 33)
    An international symposium entitled “Cultural Diversity and Globalization. The Arab-Japanese Experience: a Cross-Regional Dialogue” will be held at UNESCO (Room XII) in Paris, May 6 and 7, 2004. The event will provide an occasion for the Arab world and Japan to exchange views and enrich debate on promoting cultural diversity in a globalized world. More

  • Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique, to visit UNESCO May 7
    04-05-2004 12:00 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 32)
    The President of the Republic of Mozambique and of the African Union, Joaquim Chissano, will make an official visit to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Friday, May 7. More

  • Father Pedro and Abbé Pierre présent aid project in Madagascar at Press Conference
    26-04-2004 5:40 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 31)
    France’s most renowned social activist, Abbé Pierre, and Father Pedro, a leader in the fight against poverty in Madagascar, will hold a press conference with the participation of the French singer Daniel Facérias, and Serguei Lazarev of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector, at UNESCO Headquarters on Wednesday April 28 (11 a.m. in Room IV). They will present a concert tour and a book of conversations between Father Pedro and Abbé Pierre, Pour un monde de justice et de paix (for a world of justice and peace, published by the Presses de la Renaissance, France). More

  • International Bioethics Committee holds extraordinary session, April 27-29
    26-04-2004 11:20 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 30)
    UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee (IBC) will hold an extraordinary session, entitled “Towards a Declaration on Universal Norms on Bioethics” from April 27 to 29 at Organization Headquarters (Room II), marking a significant step in the consultation process to prepare the future declaration. More

  • Le Directeur général présente le sixième volume de l'Histoire Générale de l'Amérique Latine
    23-04-2004 3:30 pm - (Avis aux médias No 2004 - 29)
    Le Directeur général de l’UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, présentera le 26 avril (13h00, devant la Salle X) le sixième volume de l”Historia General de América Latina”, intitulé La construcción de las naciones latinoamericanas, 1820-1870 (La Construction des nations latino-américaines, 1820-1870) récemment publié par les Editions UNESCO et la maison d’édition espagnole Trotta. More

  • 21st Century Talks: The future of Values
    23-04-2004 11:25 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 28)
    The next session of 21st Century Talks and Dialogues will address the question “The Future of Values”, on the occasion of the publication in France of a work by the same title (Où sont les valeurs, Albin Michel / UNESCO Publishing). The four co-authors of the book, Hélé Béji, Axel Kahn, Paul Ricoeur and Gianni Vattimo will take part in the session, which will take place at UNESCO (Room XII) on April 28, 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. More

  • Margaret Somerville to receive Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science on April 26
    22-04-2004 11:45 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 27)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will present the Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science on April 26 (Room II, 6.30 pm) to its first laureate, Margaret A. Somerville, in the presence of Jafar Towfighi, the Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology. More

  • Press Conference: Forgotten Slaves – L’Utile Shipwreck, 1761
    16-04-2004 3:00 pm - (Media Advisory N°2004 - 26)
    The wreck of the slave ship L’Utile near the island of Tromelin in the Indian Ocean in 1761 has inspired a new research and information programme, “Forgotten Slaves”, which will be presented at UNESCO on April 23, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Room IX). More

  • Children Worldwide to Lobby Leaders during Education for All Week
    16-04-2004 2:00 pm - (Media Advisory No. 2004-25)
    Children in over 100 countries will lobby their local, regional and national leaders next week, to encourage them to do more to enrol all children in school. The “Big Lobby” is organized by the Global Campaign for Education with UNESCO and is one of the highlights of Education for All (EFA) week (April 19-25). More

  • Exhibition: Works by Safet Zec at UNESCO
    14-04-2004 11:00 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 23)
    Safet Zec, considered one of the greatest painters and engravers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, is showing 70 of his works at UNESCO Headquarters (Miró Hall) from April 15 to May 19. More

  • The Executive Board of UNESCO meets from 14 to 29 April 2004
    13-04-2004 5:25 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 22)
    The Executive Board of UNESCO, chaired by Ambassador Hans-Heinrich Wrede (Germany), will meet in Paris from April 14 to 29 for its 169th session. More

  • Fritz Lang´s Metropolis gets new lease on life
    09-04-2004 8:00 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 21)
    A new, digitally re-mastered version of Fritz Lang’s futuristic film Metropolis will be screened at UNESCO Headquarters on Tuesday, April 13 (8.30 p.m.), on the eve of its re-release by French film company MK2 in France. More

  • International Programme for the Development of Communication reviews support for 86 new media projects in developing countries
    30-03-2004 3:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 20)
    UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of the Communication (IPDC) is reviewing 86 media projects from developing countries and countries in transition during its current meeting at Headquarters, March 29 – April 2. Financing decisions will be reported Wednesday to the Intergovernmental Council. The Programme provides financial assistance for the development of electronic, print and broadcast media. More

  • UNESCO tribute to King Rama V, reformer of Thailand
    29-03-2004 4:15 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 19)
    In collaboration with UNESCO, Thailand will honour King Chulalongkorn, Rama V, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. An exhibition and debate about his life and work will be held on April 2 at UNESCO in Paris (Hall Ségur). More

  • UNESCO celebrates International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    17-03-2004 4:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 18)
    In honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, several hundred young people will gather at UNESCO Headquarters on Saturday, March 20, to reflect on the link between racial prejudice and the heritage of slavery. The theme of racism will also bring together more than a dozen well-known athletes and artists who will announce their plan to create a club against racial discrimination. More

  • World Poetry Day: UNESCO pays tribute to Pablo Neruda
    15-03-2004 4:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 17)
    To mark this year’s World Poetry Day, UNESCO will pay tribute to Chilean poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner, Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), the centenary of whose birth is also being celebrated. The tribute will take place on Thursday, March 18, three days before World Poetry Day (March 21). More

  • 21st Century Talks: Should globalization de democratized?
    10-03-2004 10:00 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 16)
    “Should Globalization be Made More Democratic?” is the theme of the up-coming session of the 21st Century Talks at UNESCO (Room II), on March 22 at 6 p.m., which will bring together four distinguished participants, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Arjun Appadurai, Daniel Cohen and Edgar Morin. More

  • Democracy in Afghanistan, Iraq and DROC:
    International meeting in Beirut March 7 to 9 2004

    04-03-2004 5:45 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 15)
    Democracy in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the theme of the joint meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Centre for Human Sciences at Byblos and the International Panel on Democracy and Development (IPDD), organized by UNESCO from March 7 to 9 in Beirut (Lebanon), with the support of the Lebanese Ministry of Culture.* More

  • Les inégalites entre les sexes persistent dans les systèmes éducatifs selon un rapport de l'UNESCO
    02-03-2004 12:50 pm - (Avis aux médias No 2004 - 14)
    La version française de la dernière édition du Rapport mondial sur l’éducation pour tous, intitulée Genre et Education pour tous: Le pari de l’égalité, est désormais disponible. A l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, le rapport fera l’objet d’une présentation-débat à l’UNESCO le lundi 15 mars 2004 (15h, Salle IV) en présence de la philosophe Geneviève Fraisse et de Serge Tomasi, Sous-directeur du développement social et de la coopération éducative au ministère français des Affaires étrangères. More

  • UNESCO celebrates International Women's Day
    02-03-2004 12:45 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 13)
    To celebrate International Women's Day, on March 8, UNESCO is organizing a series of events including a conference-debate on the theme Africa's cultural responses to AIDS: women and their struggle. AIDS and women are also the focus of the message* issued by the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, for International Women's Day 2004. More

  • Annual Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors
    24-02-2004 4:00 pm - (Media Advisory No 2004 - 12)
    This year’s meeting of UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassadors, scheduled for February 26 and 27 at Paris Headquarters, will focus on three themes: Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage, HIV/AIDS preventive education, and the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition More

  • Japanese Intangible Heritage Honoured at UNESCO
    23-02-2004 12:00 pm - (Avis aux médias No 2004 - 11)
    Traditional Japanese puppet theatre, ningyo johruri bunraku, a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity, will be honoured on February 26 (Room I, 7:00 pm) during a performance organized by UNESCO, the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan (Bunka-cho), and the Permanent Delegation of Japan at UNESCO with the cooperation of the Japan Arts Council and the Bunraku Association. More

  • Shirin Ebadi to attend International Conference on Religions and Democracy at UNESCO
    20-02-2004 4:45 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 10)
    The winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi (Iran), will attend an International Conference on Religions and Democracy to be held at UNESCO Headquarters on February 24 and 25. More

  • First World Forum on Human Rights in Nantes (France) May 16 to 19
    17-02-2004 4:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 09)
    The first World Forum on Human Rights, organized by the French city of Nantes at the initiative and with the support of UNESCO, will be held from May 16 to 19 at the Cité des Congrès in Nantes. It will cover three themes: Human rights and terrorism; Human rights and the fight against all forms of discrimination and exclusion; Poverty as a violation of human rights. More

  • International symposium in Sana'a on the dialogue among cultures and civilizations
    06-02-2004 12:15 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 08)
    An International Symposium on the Dialogue Among Cultures and Civilizations, organized by the Center for Yemeni Studies and Research in cooperation with UNESCO, will be held on February 10 and 11 at the Sheraton Hotel in Sana’a (Yemen). More

  • UNESCO honors BBC and France Televisions for their promotion of cultural programmes
    06-02-2004 10:30 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 07)
    PompeiV.jpgOn February 11 at 7 pm, at an advance screening of two documentaries about the archaeological site of Pompeii (southern Italy), UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will present the Picasso Medal to Marc Tessier, President of France Télévisions, and to Tim Muff, Director of BBC Worldwide France, in recognition of these channels’ cultural policies and their action “in support of the production and broadcasting of educational programmes and documentaries for young people and the general public.” More

  • Pacific Education Ministers to meet in Samoa during visit of UNESCO Director-General to the region
    23-01-2004 5:00 pm - (Media Advisory No. 2004-06)
    Paris, January 23 – Ministers of Education from the island states of the Pacific will meet in Apia (Samoa) on January 28 and 29 to assess progress towards providing quality Education For All (EFA) and to look at ways of overcoming the many hurdles specific to the region to achieve this goal. More

  • West African environmental ministers to meet at UNESCO to launch new regional project
    22-01-2004 5:00 pm - (Media Advisory N°2004-05)
    Paris, January 22 – West African environmental ministers will meet at a UNESCO roundtable on January 26 to launch a new project, with a budget of more than US$6 million, that will include the first comprehensive study of biodiversity in the region’s biosphere reserves. More

  • Arab Ministers of Education meet to further Education for All quest
    19-01-2004 11:00 am - (Media Advisory No. 2004-04)
    Paris, January 16 –Ministers of Education along with education authorities and experts from throughout the Arab States will meet in Beirut (Lebanon) from January 20-23 to decide on future steps to be taken at national and regional levels to achieve quality Education for All (EFA)*. More

  • First intergovernmental meeting on preliminary draft of the international convention against doping
    16-01-2004 11:00 pm - (Media Advisory No.2004-03)
    Paris, January 15 – Representatives of UNESCO’s 190 Member States will be consulted on the Preliminary Draft of the International Convention Against Doping in Sport at a first intergovernmental meeting* from January 19 to 23 at UNESCO Headquarters. UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will open the meeting at 10.00 am on January 19 in Room IV. About 300 experts in law and sport, particularly those specializing in the fight against doping, are expected to attend. More

  • ECOWAS Education ministers to meet in Accra
    07-01-2004 3:15 pm - (Media Advisory No.2004 - 02)
    Accra, January 7 - Education ministers from the 15 Member States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will meet in Accra January 9 and 10 (at the Hotel M Plaza), to discuss “Education and Sub-regional integration: our commitments and perspectives”. More

  • Jury to decide winner of Felix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize
    07-01-2004 3:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 01)
    Paris, January 7 - The international jury of the Felix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize will meet on January 8 (3 p.m.) at UNESCO Headquarters to select the winners for 2003. The decision should be announced at about 5 p.m. More

  • Experts from UNESCO and ICOMOS meet in Munich to study preservation of Bamiyan site in Afghanistan
    17-12-2003 11:00 am - (Media advisory No 2003 - 109)
    Around 20 experts will meet in Munich, Germany, from December 18 to 20 to take stock of progress in preserving the Bamiyan site in Afghanistan. It is the second meeting of experts working on the site and is organized jointly by UNESCO and the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). More

  • The IBC, IGBC and chairpersons of Europe's Bioethics Committees to meet in Rome
    16-12-2003 11:30 am - (Media advisory No 2003 - 108)
    The Bureaux of UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC) will meet with the chairpersons of the national bioethics committees of European Union nations in Rome on December 19-20 at the invitation of the Italian Government, which currently presides the European Union. More

  • Nine high population countries to review progress on education for all
    15-12-2003 11:30 am - (Media advisory No 2003 - 107)
    Education ministers from the group of nine high population countries (E-9), Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan, will meet in Cairo (Egypt) from December 19-21 to review their progress in providing quality education for all and their collaboration towards achieving this aim. More
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  • Congress in Abuja: 'Dialogue on civilizations, religions, and cultures in West Africa'
    12-12-2003 4:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 106)
    About 50 religious leaders from West Africa will gather in Abuja (Nigeria), from December 15 to 17 for an international congress - organized by the Nigerian government with support from UNESCO - on “Dialogue of Civilizations, Religions and Cultures in West Africa”. More

  • Emerging Humanisms', international philosophy and humanities symposium in Alexandria (Egypt)
    04-12-2003 4:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 105)
    The Biblioteca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria) in Egypt will host an international philosophy symposium on December 9 and 10, organized by UNESCO, on the theme of “Emerging Humanisms”. More

  • United Nations Literacy Decade launch in Africa
    28-11-2003 3:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 104)
    The United Nations Literacy Decade (2003 - 2012) will be launched in Africa by UNESCO on December 4, in Grand Baie, Mauritius. The ceremony will also feature a roundtable discussion, an exhibition and a website about literacy in Africa. More

  • How to use theatre to respond to HIV/AIDS
    28-11-2003 2:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 103)
    On the occasion of World Aids Day, on December 1, UNESCO is launching a manual for theatre troupes entitled “AIDS and Theatre”. Published within the framework of the project “A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care”, the manual was developed by UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Education in Africa in Dakar, in close collaboration with the Division for Cultural Politics and Intercultural Dialogue. More

  • Essaouira (Morocco) hosts evaluation meeting of 'urban development and freshwater resources: small historical coastal cities' project
    27-11-2003 5:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 102)
    How to restore and preserve the historical heart of coastal cities, without driving away their inhabitants, while respecting traditional building criteria as well as modern norms, with the participation of local craftsmen and the support of local and governmental authorities? More

  • Global alliance for cultural diversity presents its first results
    27-11-2003 12:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 101)
    Promoting Algeria’s book policy and strengthening its publishing sector, boosting the music industry in Jamaica, helping to market hand-woven items from Tibet abroad, making small Central American publishers more competitive and creating new musical production standards in Africa through cooperatives are some of the achievements of UNESCO’s Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity, whose first results will be presented at a conference at UNESCO Headquarters on December 2 (Room XI, 9.15 a.m.). More

  • Education for peace, third phase of UNESCO project in Guatemala
    26-11-2003 7:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 100)
    Education for Peace, the third phase of UNESCO’s Culture of Peace in Guatemala Project, which aims to promote a culture of social co-existence based on respect for human rights, conflict resolution through dialogue, tolerance and cultural diversity, will be launched in January thanks to an agreement between UNESCO and the Italian government that is to be signed tomorrow. More

  • World AIDS Day forum at UNESCO: 'AIDS Year 24: mobilized on all fronts'
    24-11-2003 12:00 am - (Media advisory No 2003 - 99)
    To mark World AIDS Day, December 1, UNESCO has organized a forum entitled: “AIDS Year 24: Mobilized on All Fronts”, to be held at Headquarters (Room I, 2.30 p.m.). UNESCO is chairing the Organizing Committee of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS, this year. More

  • Emergency meeting to save the great apes
    20-11-2003 5:10 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 98)
    GorillaV.jpgA crisis meeting to rescue the great apes will be held from November 26 to 28 at UNESCO Headquarters, at which representatives of 23 African and Asian states and scientific experts will develop a strategy to save humankind’s closest living relatives from extinction. More

  • 'Human security now' report launched
    20-11-2003 4:45 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 97)
    The French version of the Report of the Commission on Human Security* will be launched on November 24 by UNESCO, Presses de Sciences-Po (Institut d’études politiques de Paris) and the Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) are organizing the launch (6.30 p.m. Room IX). More

  • World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology meets in Rio de Janeiro
    18-11-2003 4:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 96)
    The third Session of UNESCO's World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) will take place from December 1_4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, organized by UNESCO and the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. It is the first time that a formal session of COMEST has taken place outside Europe. More

  • South African President Thabo Mbeki visits UNESCO
    13-11-2003 5:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 95)
    South African President Thabo Mbeki will pay a visit to UNESCO Headquarters on November 19 at the invitation of the Organization’s Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura. More

  • Education rights of indigenous peoples to be discussed at UNESCO
    12-11-2003 4:45 pm - (Avis aux médias No 2003 - 94)
    "The right to education for indigenous peoples" is the topic of a discussion to be organized by UNESCO at its Headquarters on November 17 (Room XI, 2.30 p.m.) as part of the 1995-2004 International Decade of the World's Indigenous People, who number 350 million in more than 70 countries. More

  • Safeguarding and Development of Angkor: Stock taking and new Plan of Action
    10-11-2003 4:00 pm - (Avis aux médias N°2003- 93)
    The Second Intergovernmental Conference for the Safeguarding and Sustainable Development of Angkor and its Region will be held in Paris (at the Kléber International Conference Centre) on November 14 and 15. Organized jointly by France and Japan with UNESCO, it will mark the 10th anniversary of the Tokyo Declaration, which launched a decade of international activity to preserve this exceptional site, and also discuss and adopt a broad action strategy for the decade ahead. More

  • UNESCO conference on oceans, coasts and islands
    07-11-2003 1:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2003 - 92)
    Life on Earth is so closely linked to the oceans that the two are almost indissociable. Covering 72% of the surface of the planet, the oceans play an essential role in controlling climate, while acting as a buffer against global warming. And the wealth of ocean resources, from fish to mineral and fossil energy deposits, is at its greatest on or near the coasts. Yet with increasing population pressure, the state of these resources is seriously threatened. Some 3 billion people, or 50% of global population, now lives on or near the coast, and, by the year 2020, this proportion is expected to rise to 75%. More

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