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International Symposium on the Dialogue between Cultures and Civilizations (Sana’a (Republic of Yemen); 10-02-2004 10:55 am - 11-02-2004 10:55 am )
Organized by the Centre for Yemeni Studies and Research and UNESCO, this colloquium will bring together approximately 40 participants from around the world, including specialists, intellectuals, scientists and political leaders.. More

International conference: The Earth Sciences at the Service of Society (Room XII; 11-02-2004 10:00 am - 03-02-2004 10:00 am )
This international conference will be held on the sidelines of the 32nd Session of the Scientific Committee of the International Geological Correlation Programme (IGCP), which will take place in Room XII of UNESCO Headquarters from February 9 to 13.. More

Preview of the documentary fiction - The Last Day of Pompeii (Room I; 11-02-2004 7:00 pm - 03-02-2004 10:00 am )
This documentary fiction based on scholarly research, co-produced by the BBC, the Discovery Channel and NDR in association with France 2 and in cooperation with UNESCO's Cultural Heritage Division and World Heritage Centre, re-enacts Pompeii's last day before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 29 in 79 A.D.. More

Advanced seminar for professional Cuban musicians (Havana (Cuba); 23-02-2004 10:00 am - 03-02-2004 10:00 am )
The Global Alliance and Cuba's Superior Institute of the Arts (ISA) are launching a pilot project intended to teach musicians the basic principles governing copyright, related rights and the contract practices used on the music market nationally and internationally.. More

Conference: Religions and Democracy (Room II; 24-02-2004 10:00 am - 25-02-2004 10:00 am )
This conference is jointly organized by UNESCO, ISESCO (the Islamic Education, Science and Culture Organisation) and the Association for Inter-Cultural and Inter-Religious Dialogue.. More

Exhibition Lasting Mediterranean Impressions and Colours (Miro Hall; 25-02-2004 10:00 am - 11-03-2004 10:00 am )
This exhibition, organized by the Culture Sector in partnership with the Chambre des Beaux-Arts de Méditerranée, will present a selection of traditional handicrafts products of the Mediterranean countries.. More

Meeting of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors (Room IV; 26-02-2004 10:00 am - 27-02-2004 10:00 am )
On February 26 and 27, UNESCO's Goodwill Ambassadors will hold their annual meeting at the Organization's Paris Headquarters. Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will open the gathering.. More

Marionette theatre performance: Ningyô Johruri Bunraku (Room I; 26-02-2004 7:00 pm - 03-02-2004 10:00 am )
Traditional Japanese puppet theatre, ningyô johruri bunraku, is a unique blend of sung tales accompanied by musical instruments and marionette theatre. It appeared in the early part of the Edo period (1600-1867), when the marionette technique (ningyô) was combined with johruri, a popular fifteenth-century narrative genre.. More

National training workshop for the conservation of the Koguryo tombs and their wall paintings (Pyongyang (Democratic People's Republic of Korea); 29-02-2004 9:30 am - 19-03-2004 6:00 pm )
UNESCO's Cultural Heritage Division has developed a medium-term training plan in the framework of activities for the protection of the heritage of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and more specifically the Koguryo tombs and their wall paintings.. More

Conference: Using, choosing or creating the future (Room XI; 01-03-2004 10:00 am - 02-03-2004 10:00 am )
Educating and training for viable production and consumption are at the core of this meeting organized by the Norway-based Consumer Citizenship Network with UNESCO support.. More

23rd meeting of the UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO) (Livingstone (Zambia); 03-03-2004 9:30 am - 05-03-2004 6:00 pm )
The UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO), of the nine United Nations agencies involved in a joint programme to fight HIV/AIDS, will hold its annual meeting, for the first time in Africa, from March 3 to 5.. More

Joint meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Centre for Human Sciences at Byblos and the International Panel on Democracy and Development (Beirut (Lebanon); 07-03-2004 10:00 am - 10-03-2004 6:00 pm )
The joint meeting of the Scientific Committee of the International Centre for Human Sciences at Byblos and the International Panel on Democracy and Development will take place from March 7 to 10 in Beirut.. More

March 8: International Women's Day (UNESCO headquarters; 08-03-2004 10:00 am - 08-03-2004 1:00 pm )
  • For the third year, UNESCO is also organizing the Women Make the News initiative on the internet (www.unesco.org/march8/) to encourage media organizations - the print press, broadcast, and electronic - to hand the position of editor-in-chief to women on International Women's Day.. More

  • UNESCO/L’Oréal press conference (Room XI; 08-03-2004 2:30 pm - 08-03-2004 10:00 am )
    The partners of the UNESCO/L’Oréal for Women in Science Programme will announce the five 2004 winners (from South Africa, Brazil, China, the United States and France) and the 15 2004 grant recipients (Argentina Croatia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, Nigeria, New Zealand, Pakistan, Syria, Tanzania, Romania, Turkey, Venezuela, Yemen).. More

    March 8: International Women's Day (Room II; 08-03-2004 2:30 pm - 08-03-2004 6:00 pm )
    To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, UNESCO is organizing a series of events:
  • A conference-debate, Africa's cultural responses to AIDS: women and their struggles (2.30 p.m., Room II) with the participation and for the benefit of organizations of women suffering from AIDS.. More

  • March 8: International Women's Day (Room I; 08-03-2004 6:30 pm - 08-03-2004 8:30 pm )
  • Also on the agenda is a handicraft and clothes sale whose proceeds will go to nongovernmental organizations, followed by an evening show (6.30 p.m., Room I).. More

  • March 8: International Women's Day (Room XII; 08-03-2004 6:30 pm - 08-03-2004 8:30 pm )
  • On March 10, screening of the documentary Shadows - Ombres afghanes (6.30 to 8.30 p.m., Room XII). This film about the condition of women in Afghanistan was made by Mary Ayubi and Polly Hyman, two Afghan camerawomen, and produced by AINA, a nongovernmental organization working to develop independent media and cultural expression in Afghanistan.. More

  • March 8: International Women's Day (UNESCO headquarters; 15-03-2004 10:00 am - 15-03-2004 10:00 am )
  • Release of the French version of the latest edition of the Education For All Global Monitoring Report, entitled Gender and Education for All: the Leap to Equality.. More

  • Seminar: Inter-religious tolerance in Uzbekistan and France (Room IX; 15-03-2004 10:00 am - 15-03-2004 1:00 pm )
    Organized by the Division of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue, this seminar will bring together researchers from the "UNESCO Chair on Comparative Study of World Religions" at the University of Tashkent and the EHESS (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales) in Paris.. More

    March 8: International Women's Day (Room XII; 15-03-2004 6:30 pm - 15-03-2004 8:30 pm )
  • Screening of the film Ma femme est yéré (My Wife Is Yéré), March 15, from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. in Room XII.. More

  • Travelling Conference: Ethics Around the World (The Hague (The Netherlands); 18-03-2004 9:30 am - 18-03-2004 6:00 pm )
    The purpose of this conference is to raise public awareness of ethical issues relating to science and technology, especially the life sciences and biomedicine.. More

    March 8: International Women's Day (Room II; 18-03-2004 3:00 pm - 18-03-2004 5:30 pm )
  • An exhibition entitled Women Nomads of Iran (March 18 to April 8, Salle des Actes) will display work by Iranian photographer Morteza Poursamady.. More

  • Tribute to Pablo Neruda (Rooms I, IV and Ségur Hall; 18-03-2004 3:00 pm - 18-03-2004 10:30 pm )
    UNESCO's Bureau of Strategic Planning and Culture Sector are organizing a tribute to Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) to celebrate World Poetry Day (March 21).. More

    Celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21) (UNESCO headquarters; 20-03-2004 10:00 am - 20-03-2004 6:00 pm )
    To celebrate this day, youth workshops and cultural events will be held on March 20 in partnership with the French National Commission for UNESCO.. More

    21st Century Talks: "Should Globalization Be Made More Democratic?" (Room II; 22-03-2004 6:30 pm - 22-03-2004 8:30 pm )
    The purpose of this series of talks is to serve as a monitor and offer dialogues on major issues that will emerge in the future. This session carries on the work of the International Panel on Democracy and Development set up by UNESCO.. More

    Regional workshop: Development of cultural and eco-tourism in the mountainous areas of central Asia and in the Himalayas (Thimphu (Bhutan); 24-03-2004 9:30 am - 04-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    In the framework of UNESCO's interdisciplinary project, this workshop will gather the official representatives of the eight participating countries as well as international experts, representatives of civil society and the tourism industry.. More

    Regional workshop: Development of cultural and eco-tourism in the mountainous areas of central and southern Asia (Thimphu (Bhutan); 27-03-2004 9:00 am - 04-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    In the framework of UNESCO's interdisciplinary project, this workshop will gather the eight participating countries' official representatives as well as international experts, representatives of civil society and tourism industry representatives.. More

    International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
    Meeting of the IPDC Bureau followed by its Council
    (Room X; 31-03-2004 9:00 am - 02-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    The Bureau of the IPDC met since March 29 to carry out a pre-selection of media projects that are to receive funding. The international programme has already funded close to 1,000 projects for the development of independent and pluralistic media in 135 developing countries and countries in transition since it started operating in 1980.. More

    International Symposium on Quantitative Ecosystem Indicators for Fisheries Management (Rooms I, III, VII and IX; 31-03-2004 9:00 am - 03-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    During this symposium held by SCOR (Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research) and UNESCO's IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission), 300 scientists will review existing indicators and develop possible new ones to reflect the exploitation and state of marine ecosystems.. More

    International Symposium on Quantitative Ecosystem Indicators for Fisheries Management (Rooms I, III, VII and IX; 31-03-2004 10:00 am - 03-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    During this symposium held by SCOR (Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research) and UNESCO's IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission), 300 scientists will review existing indicators and develop possible new ones reflecting the exploitation and state of marine ecosystems.. More

    Fourth annual Week of the Latin-American Professionals of the City Network (9 de Julio (Argentina); 01-04-2004 9:00 am - 03-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    This network, which was set up by a UNESCO initiative and comprises 14 Latin-American and French universities and professional bodies, is coordinated by ITESO University (Guadalajara, Mexico).. More

    Tribute to King Chulalongkorn, Rama V (Ségur Hall; 02-04-2004 9:00 am - 02-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of King Chulalongkorn, Rama V, Thailand is holding an exhibition and debate at UNESCO about his life and work.. More

    Commemoration of the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (Room XII; 03-04-2004 8:30 am - 03-04-2004 7:00 pm )
    The United Nations has declared April 7 International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (1994). Ahead of the commemoration, on April 3 UNESCO will host a series of activities organized by the association IBUKA-France under the name of "Meetings on Testimony" (Room XII).. More

    Second meeting of the UNESCO’s NEPAD Committee (Room XII; 05-04-2004 9:00 am - 05-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    After Ouagadougou (March 2003), the UNESCO Committee for NEPAD is meeting for the second time at Organization Headquarters. It will focus on the latest developments relating to NEPAD, the implementation of UNESCO’s Regional Strategy for Africa, and the follow-up of the Ouagadougou Seminar, "From Vision to Action".. More

    First meeting of the UNESCO/OECD working group on cross-border education (Room IX; 05-04-2004 9:00 am - 06-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    UNESCO and the OECD have been asked by their respective constituencies to work on the development of non-binding guidelines on quality of cross-border higher education.. More

    Conference on cultural and scientific cooperation between France and Japan (Maison Universitaire France-Japon, Strasbourg (France); 06-04-2004 9:00 am - 06-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    In the framework of cultural and scientific cooperation between France and Japan, the Maison Universitaire France-Japon in Strasbourg will present, during a conference intended for students, scientists and professors, examples of bilateral and multilateral cooperation between France and Japan, such as the projects to preserve the site of Angkor that UNESCO has conducted for the past ten years.. More

    Press conference to present the World Forum on Human Rights (CAPE, 116 av. du Président Kennedy, Paris 16th; 06-04-2004 12:30 pm - 06-04-2004 3:30 pm )
    The World Forum on Human Rights, organized by the French city of Nantes at the initiative and with the support of UNESCO, will take place from May 16 to 19 at the Cité des Congrès in Nantes.. More

    Concert by Sergio Tiempo (Room I; 06-04-2004 8:30 pm - 06-04-2004 10:30 pm )
    "New Virtuosos" is presenting the Argentinean pianist Sergio Tiempo. Born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1972, Sergio Tiempo began studying the piano at the age of two years and eight months with his mother, Lyl Tiempo, and gave his first public recital at the age of three and a half.. More

    Exhibition: Giving forgotten children their say: crossing glances around the world (Hall Ségur; 07-04-2004 9:00 am - 26-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    This exhibition of photographs, paintings, drawings, and handwritten letters presents the "words" and "images" of children from different continents, especially street children, through the work of three artists.. More

    Evening of solidarity: The future without malaria (Lowendal Room (7th floor); 08-04-2004 7:00 pm - 08-04-2004 10:00 pm )
    On the occasion of African Day of the Fight Against Malaria, the humanitarian organization ROOTS is organizing an evening of solidarity based on the theme "the future without malaria", which will be under the high patronage of Henri Lopes, Ambassador of the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville to France, at 7.00 p.m.. More

    Preview screening of METROPOLIS (Room I; 13-04-2004 8:30 pm - 13-04-2004 10:30 pm )
    A restored version of METROPOLIS, Fritz Lang's masterpiece inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World list, will be screened at a preview with, for the first time, the soundtrack of the original 1927 score, recorded by the Sarrebrück Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bernt Heller.. More

    Exhibition: The works of Safet Zec at UNESCO (Miro Hall; 15-04-2004 9:00 am - 19-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    Safet Zec, one of the leading painters and engravers in his country, Bosnia-Herzegovina, is exhibiting 70 of his works from April 15 to May 19. Over 30-years, he has had 90 exhibitions worldwide and received approximately 20 awards, including the Special Prize of the International Triennial of Print in Kanagawa, Japan (1998) and the First Prize of the Friends of Leonardo Sciascia in Milan, Italy (2003).. More

    169th Session of the Executive Board (Room X; 19-04-2004 9:00 am - 29-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    UNESCO’s Executive Board, chaired by Hans-Heinrich Wrede (Germany), will meet in Paris from April 19 to 29 to examine the execution of the programme adopted by the General Conference and the follow-up on decisions adopted by previous sessions, including the results of the World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva, 2003) and the implementation of a water management education strategy in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.. More

    Education For All Week (; 19-04-2004 9:00 am - 24-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    This year, Education For All (EFA) week will focus on the world's 100 million plus children who have no access to education. On April 20, UNESCO and the NGO Global Campaign for Education are having a “Big Lobby” to promote their cause.. More

    Barranquilla Carnival, Colombia (Room I; 20-04-2004 7:00 pm - 20-04-2004 10:30 pm )
    UNESCO and the Permanent Delegation of Colombia to UNESCO are jointly organizing this exceptional performance. UNESCO declared the Barranquilla Carnival a "masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity" in November 2003.. More

    Indonesia's Wayang Puppet Theatre (Room I; 21-04-2004 7:00 pm - 21-04-2004 10:30 pm )
    UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia are organizing this performance of the Wayang Puppet Theatre.. More

    World Book and Copyright Day (Room V; 22-04-2004 9:30 am - 22-04-2004 11:00 am )
    More than 100 countries will participate in UNESCO’s ninth celebration of World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, organized with the participation of publishers, booksellers, teachers, librarians, communication professionals and elected representatives.. More

    Preparation of the 2005 World Conference on Art Education (Room XVI; 23-04-2004 9:30 am - 23-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    The first meeting for the preparation of the 2005 World Conference on Art Education, organized by LEA International (Links to Education and Art), will focus on various issues, including the transmission of knowledge and the cultural and artistic heritage, the promotion of cultural diversity, language learning, the connections between mathematics and music, the visual arts and the teaching of the sciences, dance and creativity.. More

    Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Award Ceremony (Room II; 23-04-2004 7:00 pm - 23-04-2004 10:30 pm )
    The second Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan award ceremony will take place on April 23, 2004. The prize will be presented to two winners for their contribution to saving and promoting the Royal Ballet of Cambodia and the Al-Sirah Al-Hilaliyyah epic (Egypt).. More

    First session of the Young Digital Creators Programme (; 26-04-2004 9:00 am - 26-04-2004 6:00 pm )
    The two projects already on line, "The Sounds of Our Water" and "Youth Creating and Communicating on HIV/AIDS", enable young people from different cultures to communicate and exchange their ideas on global issues such as water and AIDS.. More



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