UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO General Conference - 33rd Session

Archives of 33rd Session (3 - 21 October 2005)

News

20-07-2007 - Dates for next session of the General Conference
conf_gen_news.jpgThe 34th session of the General Conference will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from Tuesday, 16 October, to Saturday, 3 November 2007. More
21-10-2005 - Close of intense and productive General Conference at UNESCO - (Press Release No. 2005–130)
Paris, October 21 – The adoption of three standard-setting texts and the re-election of Koïchiro Matsuura as Director-General of UNESCO marked the 33rd session of UNESCO’s General Conference, which closed today. The texts adopted are: the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions; the International Convention Against Doping in Sport; and the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. A day of reflection about human dignity, as well as two Ministerial Round Tables – one on Education for All (EFA), another on the basic sciences – and an exhibition about EFA, were also organized during the 33rd session. More
21-10-2005 - Science ministers stress importance of basic sciences and science education - (Press Release N°2005-129)
science_round_75.jpgThe round table on “The Basic Sciences: The Science Lever for Development”, held during the 33rd session of UNESCO’s General Conference, gathered some 50 ministers responsible for science policy from about 50 countries. More
20-10-2005 - General Conference adopts Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions - (Press Release No. 2005-128)
culture_75.jpgThe General Conference of UNESCO, meeting in Paris from October 3 to October 21, today approved (148 votes for, two against, four abstentions) the Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions, an international normative instrument that will enter into force three months after its ratification by 30 States. More
20-10-2005 - Extraordinary Session of the Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme
most_75.gifThe Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, opened on 19 October, in the presence of numerous permanent delegates and of the South African Minister of Social Development, Dr. Zola S. Skwejija, an extraordinary session of the Intergovernmental Council of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme at UNESCO Headquarters. More
19-10-2005 - UNESCO’s General Conference adopts Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights - (Press Release No. 2005–127)
bioethics_75.jpgUNESCO’s General Conference, gathered in Paris for its 33rd session, adopted on 19 October 2005 the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. The text, adopted by acclamation, “addresses ethical issues related to medicine, life sciences and associated technologies as applied to human beings, taking into account their social, legal and environmental dimensions.” More
19-10-2005 - UNESCO General Conference adopts International Convention Against Doping in Sport - (Press Release No. 2005-125)
sport_75.jpgThe International Convention Against Doping in Sport was adopted unanimously by the UNESCO General Conference meeting in Paris for its 33rd session. This is the first time a legal instrument aimed at eradicating doping is both binding and universal. More
12-10-2005 - Koïchiro Matsuura appointed to a second term as Director-General of UNESCO - (Press Release No.2005-119)
dg1_75.jpgKoïchiro Matsuura (Japan) was re-elected today as Director-General of UNESCO by the Organization’s General Conference. He was first elected in 1999 to a six-year term. This time he will serve for four years, following a reform instituted by the 29th session of the General Conference. More