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  • Revitalizing education, the key to Afghanistan's future
    23-12-2002 10:30 am - (Press Release N° 2002-106)
    According to education authorities in Afghanistan, some one and a half million school-age children cannot attend classes because there are not enough schools or teachers for them. This situation poses a direct threat to the country's fragile peace process and reconstruction, warned members of the Afghan High Commission on Education at the close of their week-long inaugural meeting at UNESCO's Paris Headquarters on Saturday (Dec. 21). More

  • Antonio Skármeta (Chile) and Jenny Robson (South Africa) win 2003 UNESCO Children's Book Prize
    16-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-105)
    Paris - Antonio Skármeta from Chile and Jenny Robson from South Africa were today named winners of the 2003 UNESCO Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance by UNESCO Director-General Koichïro Matsuura. More

  • UNESCO designates Saudi Prince Talal as Special Envoy for Water
    12-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-104)
    Paris - On the eve of the International Year of Freshwater, (2003), the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, is appointing HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, of Saudi Arabia, as the Organization's Special Envoy for Water. More
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  • Energy boost for Africa
    11-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Media Advisory No.2002-63)
    Paris - In order to help share up-to-date information and know-how on renewable energies, UNESCO, in collaboration with the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), is holding a conference/workshop in Yaoundé (Cameroon) from December 16-20, entitled Renewable Energies and Cogeneration for Sustainable Development in Africa. More

  • World's coral reefs are recovering but for how much longer?
    10-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-103)
    Paris - A report on the health of the world's coral reefs just published shows that some of the areas worst hit by massive bleaching in 1997-98 have begun to recover. More

  • Russian pianist Sergei Markarov to be named UNESCO Artist for Peace
    09-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-101)
    Paris - UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will appoint the distinguished Russian pianist Sergei Markarov a UNESCO Artist for Peace on December 12 in recognition of his "support for UNESCO programmes and activities promoting peace and tolerance and for his contribution to dialogue between cultures through classical music." More
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  • International Year of Freshwater launched
    09-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-102)
    Paris - The International Year of Freshwater, 2003, will receive its official launch at a ceremony at the United Nations in New York on December 12. More
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  • High Commission on Education for Afghanistan meets at UNESCO
    09-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Media Advisory No.2002-62)
    Paris - The Afghan ministers of education and higher education, Mohammad Younus Qanooni and Mohammad Sharif Faiz, will attend the first meeting of the High Commission on Education for Afghanistan at UNESCO Headquarters from December 16 to 21. More

  • African education ministers call for solidarity and action
    05-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-99)
    Dar-es-Salaam - The Eighth Conference of Ministers of Education of African Member States (MINEDAF VIII) has appealed to both the international community and African governments themselves to make education one of the pillars of development in Africa. More

  • World Heritage has pride of place at un headquarters in New York
    05-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-100)
    Paris - The travelling photo exhibition of UNESCO's world heritage sites - Our Past, Our Future - organized jointly by UNESCO and the Chinese Permanent Delegation to the United Nations, was inaugurated on December 4 at UN Headquarters in New York, where it will be on show until January 31. More

  • Street children: films, discussions and a photo exhibition at UNESCO
    04-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Media Advisory No.2002-61)
    Paris - Street children are the subject of a series of documentary films, discussions and a photo exhibition during a UNESCO event entitled Meeting the Street Children, organized at UNESCO Headquarters from December 11 to 13 by the Organization's Education of Children in Difficult Circumstances Programme, with the help of ESPPER (the Working Together for Projects and Programmes in Aid of Street Children Network of about 30 organizations around the world). More

  • 50th anniversary celebration of the Holy See's presence at UNESCO
    04-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Media Advisory No.2002-60)
    Paris - The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to UNESCO will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a symposium entitled "50 Years of the Holy See's Presence at UNESCO, the Church proposes Truth and Liberty". 1 More

  • Survey shows that Seychelles, Mauritius and Kenya top regional maths and reading scores
    03-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-98)
    Dar-es-Salaam - Sixth grade students in the Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Tanzania are outperforming their peers throughout southern, eastern and central Africa, according to a sweeping new survey of educational quality carried in some 15 countries of those regions. More

  • Education is part of the solution, UNESCO Director-general tells African education ministers
    02-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-97)
    Dar-es-Salaam - What must Africa do to achieve education for all of its peoples by 2015, the deadline set at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal (April, 2000)? This question will be at the heart of the Eighth Conference of African Education Ministers (MINEDAF VIII, December 2-6), which was inaugurated here today by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Benjamin William Mkapa. More

  • African parliamentarians join forces to strengthen education
    02-12-2002 11:00 pm - (Press Release No.2002-96)
    Dar-es-Salaam - African parliamentarians from 45 countries have joined forces to strengthen education across the continent, in the quest to achieve education for all by 2015, the goal set at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal (April, 2000). More

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