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  • UNESCO offers tsunami assistance to countries in South Asia
    30-12-2004 12:00 pm - (Press Release No.2004-129)
    tsunami_100.jpgThe Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, has offered UNESCO’s support to the countries devastated by the earthquake off the coast of Sumatra and the ensuing tsunami, and expressed his sorrow at the tragic loss of life in the region. More
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  • OPEC and UNESCO create AIDS project for twelve countries in Asia and the Arab world
    28-12-2004 9:00 am - (Press Release N° 2004-128)
    Paris, December 24 – UNESCO and OPEC FUND have concluded an agreement to create a two-year Project on Reducing the Impact of the HIV/AIDS Crisis in and through Education. It aims to help curb the rate of new HIV infections among young people in and out of school in 12 countries: three Arab states, three in Central Asia and six in southeast Asia (1). The OPEC Fund has undertaken to provide US$ 2,250,000 for the Project, which will focus on information and education, assistance to ministries, teaching programmes and curriculum enhancement. More
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  • Successful completion of joint UNESCO/Japan project for preservation of Bamiyan (Afghanistan)
    23-12-2004 4:30 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 127)
    BamiyanV.jpgCultural heritage conservation experts, representatives of the Afghan and Japanese governments as well as UNESCO, met in Tokyo from December 18 to 20 to review the successful completion of the two-year UNESCO/Japan Project for the Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site whose Giant Buddhas were destroyed by the Taleban in March 2001. Emergency consolidation has been made possible by the project, which also allowed for much awaited finds concerning the age of the artefacts. More
    Arabic

  • First anniversary of the earthquake at World Heritage city of Bam (Iran)
    23-12-2004 4:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 126)
    BamV.jpgThe inscription of Bam and its Cultural Landscape, the ancient Silk Road landmark, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and on the World Heritage List in Danger will be celebrated in a ceremony on December 27, marking the first anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed much of the site and killed more than 26,000 people. More
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  • Renewal of funds-in-trust agreement in favour of technical and vocational education
    22-12-2004 6:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 125)
    The German government, represented by Peter Platte, Chargé d’affaires of the German Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, and UNESCO, represented by Birgitte Møller, Director of the Division of Cooperation with Extrabudgetary Funding Sources, today signed the sixth agreement for funds-in-trust in favour of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). More
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  • Director-General welcomes release of French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot
    21-12-2004 7:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 124)
    The Director-General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura today welcomed the release of French journalists Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot 124 days after they were taken hostage on the road from Baghdad to Najaf. More
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  • New books and laboratory equipment en route for Iraq's universities
    16-12-2004 11:15 am - (Press Release No 2004 - 121)
    Four containers of laboratory equipment, along with supplies of up-to-date reference books and students textbooks are on their way to Iraq as part of an international effort to revitalize the country’s universities and its higher education system. The consignment has been organized by UNESCO and the International Fund for Higher Education in Iraq, initiated by the First Lady of Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Misnad, who is also a UNESC0 Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education. More
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  • Report of the health of the world's coral reefs presented at UNESCO
    07-12-2004 6:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 88)
    The 2004 edition of the Status of the Coral Reefs of the World, prepared by 240 experts from 96 countries, will be presented on December 9 at UNESCO Headquarters (restaurant, 7th floor, 6p.m.-7p.m.), in the presence of Patricio Bernal, Executive Secretary of the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), Clive Wilkinson, editor of the report, Corinne Etaix from the French ministry of ecology and sustainable development, and other partners. More
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  • Fashion show at UNESCO for the benefit of women living with HIV/AIDS
    07-12-2004 11:30 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 87)
    Brought together by the same passion for style, the association La Main Fine and the Centre supérieur des techniques de l’art MODE’ESTAH will present a fashion show entitled “L’Afrique: un autre regard” (“Africa: Another Vision”) on December 13 (6.30 p.m.) at UNESCO. Organized for the benefit of women living with HIV/AIDS, and with the support of UNESCO’s Section for Women and Gender Equality, the show is one of the World AIDS Day (December 1) activities. More
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  • NGOs meet in Beirut to discuss Education for All
    06-12-2004 4:15 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 86)
    The 2005 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, launched by UNESCO in November, 2004, will provide the basis for discussions at the Collective Consultation of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) at its annual meeting in Beirut, Lebanon, from December 9-11. More
    Russian

  • Director-General condemns murder of Philippines journalist Stephen Omais and voices alarm at escalating violence against the media
    03-12-2004 5:30 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 115)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the murder and torture of Philippines reporter Stephen Omais and voiced alarm at escalating violence against journalists in the Philippines. More
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  • Inter-ethnic and Inter-religious Dialogue: six heads of state gather in Tirana
    02-12-2004 10:00 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 85)
    Six heads of state from South-East Europe - Alfred Moisiu (Albania), Borislav Paravac (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Georgi Parvanov (Bulgaria), Stjepan Mesić (Croatia), Svetozar Marović (Serbia and Montenegro) and Branko Crvenkovski (The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), will meet in Tirana on December 9 and 10 for a summit on “The Development of Inter-ethnic and Inter-religious Dialogue - Important Factor for the Stability and Progress of South-East Europe”1, organized by the President of Albania and UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura. More
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  • Director-General condemns assassination of Philippines journalist Allan Dizon
    01-12-2004 7:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 114)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the killing of photojournalist Allan Dizon in the city of Cebu (Philippines) on November 27, and called for active measures to bring his murderers to trial. More
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  • Director-General welcomes release from jail of UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize laureate Raul Rivero
    30-11-2004 7:30 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 113)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today welcomed the release from prison of Cuban journalist Raúl Rivero Castañeda after 18 months in detention. More
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  • MINEPS IV: A new step towards a convention against doping
    30-11-2004 1:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 112)
    Doping, physical education and women in sport are the main themes of the Fourth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Sport and Physical Education (MINEPS IV) which will take place in Athens from December 6-8 at the invitation of the Greek Government. Participants from around 70 countries are expected to attend. More
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  • First meeting of the International Commission for Peace
    29-11-2004 6:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 84)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro will open the first meeting of the International Commission for Peace on Tuesday, November 30 (10a.m., Room VIII). During the two-day meeting the Commission, which was established within the framework of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize, will focus on how dialogue among civilizations can contribute to peace. More

  • UNESCO and GBC hold business forum on HIV/AIDS on World Aids Day
    26-11-2004 6:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 111)
    On December 1, representatives of several of the world’s leading multinational corporations will come together to discuss HIV/AIDS education and prevention programmes implemented by business. The Business Forum on HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention, co-organized by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC)* and UNESCO, will take place at UNESCO Headquarters (8.30 a.m. – 12.30, Room X). More
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  • Close of international year for the commemoration of the struggle against slavery and its abolition
    25-11-2004 3:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 83)
    Susana Baca, Gilberto Gil, Danny Glover, Abdias do Nascimento, Louis Sala-Molins, Aimé Césaire and Christiane Taubira are among the many personalities who will take part, from December 3 to 5 at UNESCO Headquarters, in events dedicated to the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (December 2) and to close of the International Year for the Commemoration of the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition. More

  • Colloquium on research and higher education policy
    24-11-2004 5:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 81)
    Researchers, experts and policy-makers from all regions in the world are expected at UNESCO (Room II) from December 1 to 3 for the Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy. The colloquium follows a series of regional meetings that focused on trends in this domain and needed improvements. More
    Russian

  • UNESCO and World Water Council launch water cooperation facility
    24-11-2004 4:30 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 110)
    An international mediating mechanism to help resolve problems over shared water resources will be launched by UNESCO, and the World Water Council (WWC), during a meeting at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands, on November 25 and 26. More
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  • Director-General condemns murder of Philippines journalists Gene Boyd Lumawag and Herson Hinolan voicing alarm at increase in casualities
    23-11-2004 4:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 109)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the shooting in the Philippines of Gene Boyd Lumawag, a photographer with the MindaNews news service on November 12 and of Herson Hinolan, manager and commentator of Bombo Radiyo radio station the next day. He also voiced concern over the lack of safety in which journalists carry out their work in many parts of the world. More
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  • President Svetozar Marović of Serbia and Montenegro to visit UNESCO on November 19
    18-11-2004 6:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 80)
    The President of Serbia and Montenegro, Svetozar Marović, on an official visit to UNESCO on Friday November 19 will hold talks with the Organization’s Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura. At 11.30 in Room XI, they will address the Ambassadors and Permanent Delegates to UNESCO and at 7 p.m. at the residence of the Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro, President Marović will present Mr Matsuura with the Vuk Karadžić Medal, First Degree, the country’s highest distinction in the realm of culture, education and the arts. More
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  • UNESCO and Microsoft sign cooperation agreement to help bridge the digital divide
    17-11-2004 11:00 am - (Press Release No.2004-106)
    Microsoft today joined the coalition of major private sector partners supporting UNESCO’s global strategy to draw on information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve education, social and economic development worldwide. The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, and Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Chairman and Chief Software Architect, signed a cooperation agreement at Organization Headquarters in the presence of Hans-Heinrich Wrede, Chairman of the Executive Board, and Ambassador Louise Oliver, Permanent Delegate of the United States of America to UNESCO. More
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  • AIDS day event to celebrate the struggle of the African continent with HIV/AIDS
    16-11-2004 3:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 79)
    UNESCO and the French AIDS association SIDA Info Service are organizing a day-long celebration on November 20 to encourage the sharing of experience and know-how between Africa and the African Diaspora in the continent’s struggle with the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The event, held under the patronage of French National Commission for UNESCO, will include three roundtable debates and a concert at Organization Headquarters. More

  • Human Rights Day 2004 a tribute to human rights educators
    16-11-2004 1:30 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 107)
    The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO are dedicating Human Rights Day 2004 on 10 December to human rights education and encouraging other agencies and programmes of the United Nations System and relevant governmental and non-governmental actors to do the same. More
    Arabic

  • Launch of Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO)
    10-11-2004 6:00 pm - (Media Advisory N°2004 - 78)
    On the occasion of World Science Day for Peace and Development, a meeting for the launch of the Israeli-Palestinian Science Organization (IPSO) will be held at UNESCO Headquarters on November 15 (10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Room IV) with the participation of several Nobel laureates. More
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  • Change must be accelerated to achieve Education For All goals, concludes High-level Group Meeting
    10-11-2004 5:00 pm - (Press release No. 2004-105)
    The pace of change is “insufficient” to achieve Education For All by the target date of 2015, concluded the High-Level Group on Education For All that today concluded its fourth meeting, which has been held in the Brazilian capital this week. More
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  • Milu Villela designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Inclusive Education
    10-11-2004 5:00 pm - (Press Release nº2004-104)
    UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura will appoint Maria Lourdes Egydio Villela (Milu Villela) as Goodwill Ambassador for Inclusive Education during a ceremony in the Brazilian capital today. More
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  • UNESCO celebrates third Philosophy Day on November 18
    09-11-2004 3:40 pm - (Media Advisory N°2004-77)
    UNESCO will celebrate Philosophy Day for the third year running. A number of high-profile activities - round tables, lectures, a Café philosophique, artistic events and book fair - will take place at UNESCO Headquarters while other celebrations will be organized in more than 70 Member States around the world. More
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  • INTEL, UNESCO to develop Guidelines for Worldwide Teacher Technology Training
    09-11-2004 2:00 pm - (Press Release No.2004-103)
    Intel Corporation and UNESCO agreed today to collaborate on the development of a model curriculum or syllabus to improve the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in classrooms worldwide. More
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  • Quality of Education insufficient to achieve Education For All by 2015
    08-11-2004 4:20 pm - (Press Release No. 2004-98)
    GMR2005_100.jpgMore 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
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  • Award Ceremony of ohe UNESCO - Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence
    05-11-2004 3:00 pm - (Media Advisory. No.2004-76)
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will award the UNESCO Mandajeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence to the 2004 laureate, Bangladeshi writer and journalist Taslima Nasrin, in a ceremony at Organization Headquarters on November 16 (Room I, 6 p.m.). More

  • Director-General condemns murder of Dutch Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh
    04-11-2004 6:00 pm - (Press Release No.2004-102)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura has condemned the murder, in Amsterdam on November 2, of journalist Theo van Gogh, who had directed approximately 20 documentary films. More
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  • Press Conference with UNESCO Director-General and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates
    03-11-2004 6:00 pm - (Media Advisory No.2004-75)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura and Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates will give a press conference at UNESCO Headquarters on November 17 (Room II, at 11.30 a.m.) following the signing of a Cooperation Agreement. More

  • Director-General voices outrage at escalating attacks on Media Professionals in Iraq
    03-11-2004 6:00 pm - (Press Release No.2004-101)
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura today expressed outrage at the killing of an unprecedented number of journalists in Iraq over the past week and reiterated his grave concern over the heavy tribute paid by media professionals in Iraq. More
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  • Launch of the 2005 Education For All Global Monitoring Report: The Quality Imperative
    02-11-2004 5:45 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 74)
    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. So concludes the 2005 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, which will be launched in Brasilia (Brazil) on November 8. More
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  • 19 new Biosphere Reserves added to UNECO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Network
    29-10-2004 4:00 pm - (Press Release No.2004-100)
    Nineteen new sites in 13 countries have been added to UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The World Network of Biosphere Reserves now consists of 459 sites in 97 countries. One extension and one change in the borders of an existing biosphere reserves have also been approved, illustrating the vitality of the network to continuously improve existing sites. More
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  • Director-General condemns assassination of Bangladeshi journalist Shahid Anwar
    28-10-2004 4:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 99)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the murder, on October 24, of Bangladeshi journalist Shahid Anwar, assistant editor of the Daily Asian Express, and voiced concern about the increasing frequency of such killings in the country. More
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  • UNESCO-Italy agreement on emergency actions to protect heritage
    28-10-2004 2:45 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 97)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, Italian Culture Minister Giuliano Urbani, and Italy's Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to the Organization, Francesco Caruso, on Tuesday signed a Joint Declaration for the Safeguarding, Rehabilitation and Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage. Signed in the presence of Italy’s Undersecretary of Culture, Nicola Bono, it is the first cooperation agreement between UNESCO and one of its member states for emergency heritage operations. More
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  • Director-General condemns murder of Belarus journalist Veronika Cherkasova
    28-10-2004 2:30 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 96)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today condemned the assassination of Veronika Cherkasova, a journalist for the independent Belarus newspaper Solidarnost, in Minsk on October 20. Mr Matsuura also voiced concern over reports of widespread attacks on freedom of the press in the country in recent months. More
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  • Launch of International Advisory Board for the Reform of the Science, Technology and Innovation System of Nigeria
    27-10-2004 5:00 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 72)
    The International Advisory Board for the Reform of the Science, Technology and Innovation System of Nigeria, established at the request of the government of Nigeria by UNESCO with the participation of several intergovernmental agencies, will be launched at UNESCO Headquarters on October 27 and 28. More
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  • New Biosphere Reserves to be listed and science prize winners to be announced
    21-10-2004 5:30 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 71)
    The 18th session of the International Co-ordinating Council for the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), will be held at Headquarters from October 25 to 29. During the session, the Council will consider the inclusion of twenty-four sites in 12 countries in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Announcements on those approved for inclusion will be made on 29 October. More
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  • Director-General condemns assassination of Philippines radio journalist Eldy Gabinales
    21-10-2004 4:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 95)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura condemned the murder on Tuesday of Philippines radio commentator Eldy Gabinales and reiterated his deep concern about the number of journalists killed in the country. More
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  • Technical and vocational education and training a key contributor to sustainable development
    20-10-2004 12:15 pm - (Media advisory No 2004 - 70)
    Recent progress in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and the need to align this branch of education with the methods and objectives of sustainable development will be the focus of debates at an international technical experts’ meeting organized by UNESCO in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research in Bonn, Germany, from 25 to 28 October 2004. More
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  • Director-General condemns assassination of Iraqi TV journalist Dina Mohammed Hassan and news photographer Karam Hussein
    19-10-2004 11:50 am - (Press Release No 2004 - 94)
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura condemned the murder of Dina Mohammed Hassan, a correspondent for Al-Hurriya TV, in Baghdad on Thursday October 14, and of the European Pressphoto Agency photographer Karam Hussein in Mosul on Friday. Mr Matsuura also voiced concern over the intolerable death-toll of media professionals in Iraq. More
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  • First Forum on the theme Vision and development: changing our view
    19-10-2004 12:00 am - (Media advisory No 2004 - 69)
    In observance of World Sight Day 2004, Essilor International and UNESCO are organizing the First Forum on the theme “Vision and development: changing our view”, to be held on October 21 at UNESCO Headquarters (Room II). It will bring together professionals from the social and medical sectors, civil society actors and artists from several countries* to discuss the role of sight in learning and socialization. More
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  • Close of the 170th session of UNESCO's Executive Board
    14-10-2004 6:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 93)
    The 170th session of UNESCO’s Executive Board, chaired by Ambassador Hans-Heinrich Wrede (Germany), closed today following two weeks of debate devoted notably to UNESCO’s role in the Education for All programme and preliminary proposals for the Organization’s draft programme and budget for 2006-2007. The session “has been fruitful and indeed result-oriented,” said Ambassador Wrede. More
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  • Taslima Nasrin, winner of the 2004 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence
    12-10-2004 6:00 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 92)
    Bangladeshi writer and journalist Taslima Nasrin is the laureate of the 2004 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence. The Prize was attributed on the recommendation of an international jury, presided by Andrés Pastrana Arango, former President of Colombia, and endorsed by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura. It will be awarded in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on November 16. More
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  • Director-general condemns killing of Bangladeshi journalist Dipankar Chakrabarty
    07-10-2004 2:30 pm - (Press Release No 2004 - 91)
    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today condemned the savage murder of Dipankar Chakrabarty, editor of the daily newspaper Durjoy Bangla, in Sherpur in the northwest of Bangladesh. More
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