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Conference on the impact of the WTO/GATS on higher education in Africa (Accra (Ghana); 26-04-2004 9:30 am - 28-04-2004 6:00 pm )
The Association of African Universities is organizing this conference in cooperation with UNESCO and the Council on Higher Education (South Africa).. More

Second International "Peace and Respect" Festival (Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan); 26-04-2004 9:30 am - 30-04-2004 6:00 pm )
This festival is being organized by the Arsen Umuraliev Public Fund and the theater of the city of Bishkek in cooperation with the Swiss Cooperation Agency, UNESCO and other international and local organizations.. More

Extraordinary session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) (Room II; 26-04-2004 10:00 am - 29-04-2004 6:00 pm )
This extraordinary session entitled "Towards a Declaration on Universal Norms in Bioethics" will be a major step in the consultation process prior to the drafting of the future declaration.. More

Avicenna Ethics in Science Prize Ceremony (Room II; 26-04-2004 6:30 pm - 26-04-2004 9:30 pm )
On April 26 the Director-General will award the Avicenna Ethics in Science Prize to its first winner, Margaret A. Somerville. Iran's Minister of Sciences, Research and Technology Jafar Towfighi, will also attend.. More

World Heritage Convention workshops for journalists (Suzhou (China); 29-04-2004 9:00 am - 30-04-2004 6:00 pm )
In anticipation of the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee (Suzhou, June 28-July 7, 2004), the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO's Beijing office are jointly holding a journalists' workshop on the convention for the protection of the world's cultural and natural heritage at Mount Emei, a World Heritage Site in Sichuan province.. More

Puerto Rico International Crafts Fair (San Juan (Puerto Rico); 01-05-2004 9:00 am - 07-05-2004 6:00 pm )
This fair will bring together approximately 200 craftspeople from 23 countries. Group discussions will focus on the following subjects:. More

Celebration of World Press Freedom Day
2004 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Award Ceremony
(Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro), Sava Centre; 03-05-2004 9:00 am - 03-05-2004 6:00 pm )
In 2004, the media in areas of conflict and countries in transition will be the subject of World Press Freedom Day, which UNESCO will celebrate in Belgrade on May 3.. More

Conference History and commemoration, the struggle against slavery, hope and disillusionment (Room XII; 03-05-2004 9:00 am - 03-05-2004 6:00 pm )
This conference, organized by the Town of Schoelcher in cooperation with UNESCO, will focus on the work and commitment of European abolitionists.. More

Launch of UNESCO's DigiArts e-learning seminars (UNESCO headquarters; 03-05-2004 9:00 am - 19-05-2004 6:00 pm )
These digital art seminars are on-line courses accessible from UNESCO's DigiArts portal: http://portal.unesco.org/digiarts. More

Meeting to prepare the World Summit on Culture and Art Education in 2005 (Room XVI; 03-05-2004 9:00 am - 03-05-2004 6:00 pm )
The first co-ordination group meeting organized by LEA International (Links to Education and Art) will address the following issues in the field of culture and art education: .... More

Launch of the Scenes and Sounds of My City Programme (UNESCO headquarters; 04-05-2004 9:00 am - 04-05-2004 6:00 pm )
In the framework of the first 2004 session of the Young Digital Creators Programme, a new programme entitled “Scenes and Sounds of My City" will go on line on May 4.. More

Third session of the Intergovernmental Council of the Information for All Programme (Room IV; 04-05-2004 9:00 am - 06-05-2004 6:00 pm )
The Council is in charge of guiding the planning and implementation of the Information for All Programme.. More

International symposium closing the Urban Development Research Programme (PRUD): Governing the Cities of the South: Challenges for Research and Action (UNESCO headquarters; 05-05-2004 9:00 am - 07-05-2004 6:00 pm )
The closing symposium is being organized by the Urban Development Research Programme in cooperation with UNESCO.. More

Cultural diversity and globalization
The Arab-Japanese experience: a cross-regional dialogue
(Room XII; 06-05-2004 10:00 am - 07-05-2004 6:00 pm )
An international panel of experts will participate in this symposium, which will be the occasion for the Arab world and Japan to foster co-operation and exchange views on the process of modernization and preservation of cultural diversity in a globalized world.. More

Official Visit of Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique (UNESCO headquarters; 07-05-2004 9:00 am - 07-05-2004 6:00 pm )
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Solidarity for Peace concert to promote works by Père Pedro with the support of the Abbé Pierre (UNESCO headquarters; 07-05-2004 7:30 pm - 07-05-2004 10:30 pm )
Entitled "Que du bonheur", this concert, by Daniel Facérias accompanied by 15 artists from the Indian Ocean region, will feature music, songs and dances based on the theme of peace.. More

The Universal Forum of Cultures - Barcelona 2004 (Barcelona (Spain); 09-05-2004 9:00 am - 26-09-2004 6:00 pm )
Five million visitors are expected at the Forum which will open from May 9 to September 26, 2004.. More

Launch of an on-line audiovisual platform (UNESCO headquarters; 10-05-2004 9:00 am - 10-05-2004 6:00 pm )
At the initiative of UNESCO's Programme for Creative Content, which aims to promote the expression of cultural and linguistic and diversity through the media, an on-line audio-visual platform is being launched to stimulate the distribution of television content from the developing countries of Africa, the Asia/Pacific region, Latin America and the Caribbean.. More

International symposium: The Ocean in a High CO2 World (Rooms III, IV, VI, VII and VIII; 10-05-2004 9:00 am - 12-05-2004 6:00 pm )
This symposium organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) will examine the biological and biochemical consequences of rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere and ocean and strategies to reduce it.. More

Second intergovernmental meeting on the draft International Convention Against Doping in Sport (; 10-05-2004 9:00 am - 14-05-2004 6:00 pm )
The second intergovernmental meeting will be an opportunity to pursue the preparation of a draft International Convention Against Doping in Sport.. More

Appointment ceremony of Scott Momaday (Lowendal Salon; 12-05-2004 6:30 pm - 12-05-2004 8:30 pm )
Poet and author, painter, and professor of English and American literature, Norman Scott Momaday was the first to voice the oral tradition of his people, the Kiowa Indians, in the novel.. More

Appointment ceremony of Lyudmyla Kuchma (Segur Hall; 13-05-2004 4:45 am - 13-05-2004 6:20 am )
The Director-General of UNESCO will designate the First Lady of Ukraine, Lyudmyla Kuchma, UNESCO special envoy for the promotion of young talent.. More

First Regional Research Seminar for Asia and the Pacific (Tokyo (Japan); 13-05-2004 9:00 am - 14-05-2004 6:00 pm )
The seminar will take as its theme "Changing Research Policy in the Higher Education Systems of the Asia-Pacific Region”, with the aim of discussing research and higher education, and debate results and experiences at national and regional levels.. More

Commemorative symposium to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Room X; 14-05-2004 9:00 am - 14-05-2004 6:00 pm )
The Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, adopted in The Hague (The Netherlands) in 1954 after the massive destruction of cultural heritage in World War II, was the first international instrument with a to focus on the protection of the cultural heritage.. More

Extraordinary session of COMEST (Room III; 14-05-2004 9:00 am - 15-05-2004 6:00 pm )
This Extraordinary Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) will help to deepen the debate on the new working methods and future work plans of this Commission, which was set up in 1998 to meet the ethical challenges posed by scientific and technological progress.. More

World Forum on Human Rights (Nantes (France), Cité des Congrès; 16-05-2004 9:00 am - 19-05-2004 6:00 pm )
Organized by the city of Nantes at the initiative, and with the support, of UNESCO, the Forum aims to bring together researchers and academics on the one hand, and political decision-makers and civil society on the other.. More

Anti-Piracy Training for Trainers (Sofia (Bulgaria); 17-05-2004 9:00 am - 20-05-2004 6:00 pm )
In the framework of its global alliance for cultural diversity, and with the participation of the Republic of Bulgaria's National Commission for UNESCO, Bulgaria's Ministry of Culture.... More

Preview of the documentary film Héritiers d’Angkor (Heirs of Angkor) (Cinema, UNESCO; 24-05-2004 6:30 pm - 24-05-2004 8:30 pm )
Héritiers d'Angkor is a film on heritage and on the benefits and rewards of preserving it in the context of globalization. Directed by Bruno Aguila, the documentary examines the future of the temples of Angkor.. More

Africa Day (Rooms I, IX; 25-05-2004 9:00 am - 29-05-2004 10:00 am )
UNESCO is organizing a series of events to celebrate Africa Day (May 25).. More

Appointment ceremony of Viacheslav Fetisof (Lowendal Salon; 26-05-2004 6:30 pm - 26-05-2004 8:00 pm )
The Director-General will appoint Russia's Olympic ice hockey champion, Viacheslav Fetisof, UNESCO Champion for Sport.. More

International Symposium on the Illicit Uses of Agriculture in the Andes Region: Social Movements, the Environment, and Political Implications (Room IX; 27-05-2004 9:00 am - 28-05-2004 6:00 pm )
This symposium will bring together international experts to address the political, economic, and social problems associated with the production of drugs in the Andes, including those resulting from the “War on Drugs”.. More

Education Congress on the theme Adapting to Changing Times and Needs (Bangkok (Thaïland); 27-05-2004 9:00 am - 29-05-2004 6:00 pm )
Organized by UNESCO and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), this congress, which will bring together participants from more than 100 countries, aims to enhance regional and international understanding and co-operation among educators and major education stakeholders, and to explore new avenues for a better future in the areas of education, culture and technology.. More

Conférence régionale sur l’Education pour tous : La vision arabe de l’avenir (Le Caire (Egypte); 01-06-2004 9:00 am - 03-06-2004 6:00 pm )
A l’invitation du gouvernement égyptien et en partenariat avec l’UNESCO et l’UNICEF, une conférence des ministres de l’Education des pays arabes aura lieu au Caire du 1er au 3 juin prochain.. More

Semaine culturelle chinoise Arts et civilisations de Chine (Siège de l'UNESCO; 02-06-2004 9:00 am - 11-06-2004 6:00 pm )
La Semaine culturelle chinoise, organisée par le Centre culturel de Chine à Paris et la Délégation permanente de la République populaire de Chine auprès de l’UNESCO, sera célébrée du 2 au 11 juin au Siège.. More

Assistance à la législation en matière de radio-diffusion au Paraguay (Universidad Americana, Asuncion (Paraguay); 02-06-2004 9:30 am - 03-06-2004 6:00 pm )
Cette conférence, co-organisée par l’UNESCO, la Commission sur la communication et la presse du Congrès paraguayen et la Radio FM Trinidad, réunira des professionnels travaillant pour des radios communautaires et des diffuseurs ainsi que des décideurs politiques.. More

Table ronde En quoi un cinéma latino-américain est-il nécessaire ? Le cas du cinéma argentin (Salle XI; 03-06-2004 5:00 pm - 03-06-2004 9:00 pm )
La Délégation permanente de l’Argentine auprès de l’UNESCO, la Division des arts et de l’entreprise culturelle de l’UNESCO et l’Institut Cervantès de Paris organisent la 6ème quinzaine du cinéma argentin « La Sudestada ».. More

51ème session de la Tribune internationale des compositeurs (Salle IX; 07-06-2004 8:00 am - 11-06-2004 6:00 pm )
La 51ème session de la Tribune internationale des compositeurs (TIC), organisée par le Conseil international de la musique avec l'appui de l'UNESCO et pour la première fois cette année en partenariat avec Radio France, réunira une quarantaine d’organismes de radiodiffusion du monde entier.. More

Enseignement de la science et de la technologie (; 07-06-2004 9:00 am - 09-06-2004 6:00 pm )
Organisée par la American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), en coopération avec l'UNESCO et avec le soutien de la National Science Foundation (NSF), cette conférence réunira des spécialistes,..... More

Forum international sur Ibn Battoutah et le dialogue des cultures (Salle IV; 08-06-2004 9:00 am - 06-06-2004 6:00 pm )
Organisé par le ministère marocain de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Formation des cadres et de la Recherche scientifique et la Commission nationale marocaine pour l’UNESCO, ce forum international réunira académiciens, ..... More

Séminaire régional pour les Etats de l’Afrique centrale et de l’Ouest concernant la Convention de l’UNESCO sur la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel (Dakar (Sénégal); 08-06-2004 9:00 am - 10-06-2004 6:00 pm )
La réunion a pour but d’inciter les Etats membres de l’UNESCO à ratifier la Convention pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel et à favoriser la mise en œuvre de cet instrument normatif.. More

Colloque international Les femmes au service de la paix (Salle X; 08-06-2004 11:00 am - 08-06-2004 2:30 pm )
Organisé par l’UNESCO en coopération avec le Mouvement international Suzanne Moubarak des femmes pour la paix, ce colloque international ..... More

Conférence l’éthique des médias et journalisme dans le monde arabe : Théorie, pratique et objectifs (Lebanese American University, Beyrouth (Liban); 09-06-2004 9:00 am - 11-06-2004 6:00 pm )
Organisée par la Lebanese American University en coopération avec la Fondation allemande Henrich Böll et avec la participation de l’UNESCO, cette conférence réunira des professionnels des médias, universitaires, ONG, organisations internationales ainsi que des représentants officiels des Etats-Unis, d’Europe et du monde arabe. Le ministre de l’Information du Liban est attendu à la cérémonie d’ouverture.. More

Conférence de haut niveau sur le thème L’Eurasie au 21e siècle - Dialogue des cultures ou Conflit de Civilisations ? (Issyk Kul (Kirghizistan); 10-06-2004 9:00 am - 11-06-2004 6:00 pm )
Cette conférence de haut niveau se déroulera sous le patronage du Président du Kirghizistan, Askar Akayev, et du Directeur général de l’UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura.. More

Développement du tourisme culturel et de l’écotourisme dans les régions montagneuses d’Asie centrale et du Sud (Salle XVI; 11-06-2004 2:00 pm - 11-06-2004 5:00 pm )
Cette réunion, organisée par l’UNESCO et l’ONG française ACTED, réunira des spécialistes du développement, des professionnels du tourisme et des spécialistes de l’histoire et de la culture de l’Asie centrale et du Sud.. More

Entretiens du XXIe siècle Peut-on maîtriser la pandémie de sida ? Prospective, éducation, prévention (Salle II; 14-06-2004 6:00 pm - 14-06-2004 8:30 pm )
Cette séance des Entretiens du XXIe siècle réunira des personnalités de premier plan dont le médecin et anthropologue Jim Yong Kim, le co-découvreur du virus du sida Luc Montagnier, l’Ambassadeur de bonne volonté de l’UNESCO pour l’éducation de prévention contre le VIH/sida Cristina Owen-Jones.. More

Atelier de promotion de la Convention de l'UNESCO sur la protection du patrimoine culturel subaquatique pour les Etats de l’Afrique centrale et de l’Ouest (Dakar (sénégal); 16-06-2004 9:00 am - 18-06-2004 6:00 pm )
Cet atelier fait partie intégrante de la stratégie régionale de sensibilisation des opinions au caractère urgent de la ratification de la Convention de l’UNESCO sur la protection du patrimoine culturel subaquatique.. More

Soirée théâtre Cyrano de Bergerac (Salle I; 21-06-2004 8:30 pm - 21-06-2004 10:30 pm )
Le Programme de l’UNESCO pour l’éducation des enfants en détresse et l’association Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Enfants du monde avec le soutien de la Commission nationale française pour l’UNESCO présenteront l’œuvre d’Edmond Rostand « Cyrano de Bergerac » par la troupe des Parcoeurs au profit des enfants cardiaques démunis.. More

Première Conférence internationale sur les Géoparcs (Beijing (Chine); 27-06-2004 9:00 am - 29-06-2004 6:00 pm )
Organisée par le ministère chinois de la Terre et des Ressources naturelles, sous l’égide de l’UNESCO, cette conférence réunira une cinquantaine d’experts du monde entier, en vue de promouvoir la création d’un réseau mondial des Géoparcs nationaux.. More

Interagency Consultative Group on Secondary Education Reform and Youth (Romm VI; 30-06-2004 9:00 pm - 03-07-2004 6:00 am )
This United Nations meeting will be an opportunity to exchange ideas and to compare goals, priorities and activities in order to avoid overlap and optimize efforts to reform secondary and youth education.. More

Junior Roland Garros (Roland Garros Stadium, Paris; 01-07-2004 8:00 pm - 12-07-2004 10:00 am )
More than 300 young tennis players (aged 12 to 14 years) from over 60 countries will participate in the BNP Paribas Cup – Stade Français – Paris, to be held from July 1 to 10 at the Stade Français, in Paris, under the auspices of UNESCO.. More



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