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First Board meeting of the International Consortium on Landslides (Room XIV , UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 18-11-2002 11:00 pm - 20-11-2002 11:00 pm )
Through this UNESCO-backed inter-agency programme, representatives of NGOs and international organizations will try to work out ways to limit the risk of landslides.. More

From conflict to cooperation in international management of water resources ( Delft (Netherlands); 19-11-2002 11:00 pm - 21-11-2002 11:00 pm )
This conference, organized by UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme and the environmental NGO Green Cross International, will bring together experts from all over the world to study ways of resolving disputes over water resources.. More

Massawa and the Red Sea (exhibition) (Ramp X and Hall X, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 19-11-2002 11:00 pm - 10-12-2002 11:00 pm )
This exhibition focuses on navigation and trade in the Red Sea from prehistoric times to the present.. More

Day in honour of the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies (Room XI, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 19-11-2002 11:00 pm - )
Ilya Prigogin, Paul Ricoeur, Maurice Aymard, Nicolas Tertulian, Michel Vovelle and Michèle Gendreau-Massaloux will take part in this event organized by the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (ICPHS) to mark the 30th anniversary of the Naples-based institute.. More

Massawa and the Red Sea (exhibition) (Ramp X and Hall X, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 19-11-2002 11:00 pm - 10-12-2002 11:00 pm )
This deals with navigation and trade in the Red Sea from prehistoric times to the present.. More

Experts Working Group on the preservation of the Bamiyan site (Munich (Germany); 20-11-2002 11:00 pm - 21-11-2002 11:00 pm )
About 30 experts from countries or institutions involved in preserving Afghan cultural heritage will meet to discuss ways to preserve the Bamiyan site.. More

International Philosophy Day (Rooms I, II, V, VII, VIII, IX, XI and XII, UNESCO Headquarter, Paris; 20-11-2002 11:00 pm - )
Some 60 philosophers from all over the world will take part, including Richard Rorty (Stanford University, USA), Edgar Morin, Geneviève Fraisse, François Jullien, Miguel Abensour, Guy Samama (all from France), Heinz Wismann (Germany), Paulin Hountondji (Benin), Stanislas Adotevi (Burkina Faso) and Tanella Boni (Côte d'Ivoire).. More

Award of the UNESCO Crafts Prize for Latin America at the International Crafts Fair (Mexico City; 23-11-2002 11:00 pm - )
This prize, founded in 1990 as part of UNESCO's worldwide action plan to encourage crafts, rewards and stimulates the best artisans and is attributed by an international jury at four regional craft fairs.. More

Preview of the Korean film "Chihwaseon" (Drunk on Women and Painting) by Im Kwon-Taek (Room I, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 24-11-2002 11:00 pm - )
This film won the Best Director Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.. More

9th session of UNESCO's International Bioethics Committee (IBC) (Montreal (Canada); 25-11-2002 11:00 pm - 27-11-2002 11:00 pm )
This meeting will for the first time discuss a proposed international declaration on human genetic data drawn up by the IBC's Drafting Group in three meetings this year, which will incorporate amendments suggested by the meeting and produce a final draft for approval by the Intergovernmental Committee on Bioethics (ICB).. More

UNAIDS press conference to present the organization's 2002 report. (Place and time to be announced, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 25-11-2002 11:00 pm - )
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"Faces of Ecuador", a photo exhibition of World Heritage sites (Salle des Actes, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 26-11-2002 11:00 pm - 11-12-2002 11:00 pm )
Photograph by Stephan Cabaret who calls Ecuador "a real microcosm of the many natural and cultural features of this huge continent.. More

"Faces of Ecuador", a photo exhibition of World Heritage sites (Salle des Actes, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 26-11-2002 11:00 pm - 11-12-2002 11:00 pm )
Photographer Stephan Cabaret calls Ecuador "a real microcosm of the many natural and cultural features of this huge continent.. More

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (Room I, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 28-11-2002 11:00 pm - )
This Day will be marked at UNESCO this year by a musical evening featuring Lebanese singer and musician Marcel Khalife and his musical group.. More

Round-table to mark World AIDS Day (Room II, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 28-11-2002 11:00 pm - )
As part of the 2002-03 world campaign against AIDS and the UNESCO/UNAIDS project "A cultural approach to HIV/AIDS prevention and care.". More

Conference of Ministers of Education of African Member States (MINEDAF VIII) (Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania; 01-12-2002 11:00 pm - 05-12-2002 11:00 pm )
46 African education ministers are expected to attend this conference, whose theme will be "Taking up the challenges of education in Africa, from commitments to actions.". More

Opening of group exhibition "Art and Ethics" (Corridor outside Rooms X and XI, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 01-12-2002 11:00 pm - 06-01-2003 8:50 am )
An exhibition of work by artists of many nationalities inspired by the human breath. The works on show highlight both the personal and non-personal aspects of artistic expression and invite us to intuitively observe emptiness and other spaces.. More

Working meeting of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) (Room XII, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 01-12-2002 11:00 pm - 02-12-2002 11:00 pm )
Leading scientists, legal experts, philosophers and parliamentarians from all over the world will discuss ethical issues about the information society and the environment during the Commission's two-day working meeting.. More

Presentation of the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Architecture (Venice, Italy; 01-12-2002 11:00 pm - 06-01-2003 8:51 am )
The three winners - Erika Bisio, Giulia Carpeneto and Irene Carpeneto, all graduates of the University of Genoa - will attend the ceremony at UNESCO's Venice Office (Palazzo Zorzi).. More

Presentation of the 7th White Book by child ambassadors of the NGO Voyages, Vacances, Loisirs (VVL) (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 02-12-2002 11:00 pm - 06-01-2003 8:52 am )
VVL, set up 28 years ago, provides young children and teenagers with quality vacations where they can express themselves about their rights under the international Convention on the Rights of the Child through creating a White Book.. More

Youth forum: confidence in science (Palais de la Découverte, Paris; 02-12-2002 11:00 pm - 06-01-2003 8:52 am )
This forum, about the changing relationship between science and society, is part of the working meeting of UNESCO's World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST).. More

End of the UN Year for Cultural Heritage (UN Headquarters, New York; 03-12-2002 11:00 pm - 06-01-2003 8:53 am )
Plenary sessions will be held during this day at the 57th session of the UN General Assembly to formally close the Year for Cultural Heritage. A travelling exhibition of photos to mark the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention ("Our Past, Our Future") will be inaugurated at 5.30 p.m.. More

"World Heritage in Brazil" (photo exhibition) (Miró Rooms, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 03-12-2002 11:00 pm - 19-12-2002 11:00 pm )
The exhibition, organized by Brazil's Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, features pictures of the 17 Brazilian natural and cultural sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.. More

International Conference on the Social Science and Policies (Vienna, Austria; 08-12-2002 11:00 pm - 10-12-2002 11:00 pm )
Created by UNESCO in 1952, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) presently brings together the major international and regional associations and federations in this field. It is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a conference on the state of the social sciences today and their role in national and international policy-making.. More

2002 UNESCO Prize for Children and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance (; 08-12-2002 11:00 pm - 10-12-2002 11:00 pm )
This Prize, created by UNESCO and the Spanish publisher Grupo Editorial SM, rewards work that best incorporates the principles and ideals of tolerance, peace and mutual understanding based on respect for other peoples and their culture.. More

50 years of the Holy See at UNESCO (Room XI, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 09-12-2002 11:00 pm - 06-01-2003 8:54 am )
To mark this anniversary, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to UNESCO is organizing this seminar to highlight the cooperation between UNESCO and the Vatican, which seeks to promote greater respect for human beings in their complexity and uniqueness.. More

"Meeting the Street Children" (Cinema, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 10-12-2002 11:00 pm - 12-12-2002 11:00 pm )
A dozen NGOs working with street children around the world will present, through documentary films and photos, their work in the field.. More

Classical music concert (Room I, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 11-12-2002 11:00 pm - 06-01-2003 8:54 am )
Sergei Markarov, the distinguished Russian pianist and teacher at the Moscow Conservatory and at the Ecole normale de musique de Paris, will give this concert, following his nomination by the Director-General of UNESCO as UNESCO Artist for Peace for his promotion of peace and tolerance.. More

Laying the foundation stone of the Museum of Egyptian Civilization (Cairo, Egypt; 13-12-2002 11:00 pm - 06-01-2003 8:55 am )
The Egyptian culture ministry and UNESCO have been campaigning internationally since the 1980s to build this museum in Cairo.. More

Meeting of young members of the UNESCO Clubs "Artists against attacks on dignity" (Room XII, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 13-12-2002 11:00 pm - 14-12-2002 11:00 pm )
To mark the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the French Federation of UNESCO Clubs is holding its annual meeting for young members.. More

First meeting of the High Commission on Education for Afghanistan (Room XI, UNESCO Headquartes, Paris; 16-12-2002 11:00 pm - 20-12-2002 11:00 pm )
The Afghan ministers of education and higher education, Mohammad Younus Qanooni and Mohammad Sharif Faiz, will be at UNESCO Headquarters to attend the first meeting of the High Commission, created at their initiative to promote, through a national dialogue with the support of UNESCO, policies and strategies to rebuild and modernize the country's education system.. More

Presentation of the International AGFUND Prize - Appointment of Prince Talal as UNESCO's Special Envoy for Water (Room X, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris; 17-12-2002 11:00 pm - 06-01-2003 8:56 am )
The AGFUND Prize, given by the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations, rewards humanitarian efforts to promote and support sustainable human development.. More

International Conference on Secondary Education (Muscat, Oman; 20-12-2002 11:00 pm - 22-12-2002 11:00 pm )
Secondary Education for a Better Future: Trends, Challenges and Priorities, organized by Oman's education ministry in cooperation with UNESCO,. More

Inauguration of SESAME, Middle East Centre of Scientific and Technological Excellence. (Al Balqa University (Jordan); 06-01-2003 10:00 am - 06-01-2003 6:00 pm )
UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will attend the opening ceremony of the International Centre for Synchotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications for the Middle East (SESAME), near Al Balqa University, 30 km from Amman.. More

Conference on the future of the oceans (Salles I, III, VI, VII, VIII et IX; 07-01-2003 10:00 am - 10-01-2003 6:00 pm )
UNESCO and its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) are hosting this conference for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research.. More

Round-table of Ministers and Senior Officials responsible for Physical Education and Sport (Room XII; 09-01-2003 10:00 am - 10-01-2003 6:00 pm )
Award ceremony of International Fair Play trophies. More

Screening of documentary film "E la nave va" (Cinema; 09-01-2003 5:30 pm - 09-01-2003 9:00 pm )
The International Mediterranean Theatre Institute (IITM) and the Mediterranean Programme of UNESCO's Divisions of Cultural Policies and Intercultural Dialogue will present the film "E la nave va," directed by Jacques Hubinet and produced by "Les Films du Soleil.". More

Illustrations from the UNESCO-BIB 2001 workshop (exhibition) (Oslo (Norway); 10-01-2003 10:00 am - 05-02-2003 6:00 pm )
These illustrations were prepared during the UNESCO-BIB (Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava) Albin Brunovsky Workshop for children's book illustrators.. More

8th joint UNESCO/NGO consultation on higher education (Room IV; 13-01-2003 10:00 am - 15-01-2003 6:00 pm )
Representatives of NGOs will review the situation since the last World Conference on Higher Education (October 1998 in Paris) and discuss privatization, globalization, new technology and the higher education market.. More

First meeting of the Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (Rooms XIII and XIV; 13-01-2003 10:00 am - 15-01-2003 6:00 pm )
For the past 10 years, commercial vessels around the world have been specially equipped with devices to gather data on the world's oceans.. More

Science, technology and innovation: a parliamentary perspective (Helsinki (Finland); 13-01-2003 10:00 am - 14-01-2003 6:00 pm )
This international round-table organized by UNESCO and the Finnish parliament will gather presidents of parliamentary science committees from more than 50 countries along with scientists, ministers of science, representatives of the private sector and the media.. More

Asian regional conference for the World Summit on the Information Society (Tokyo (Japon); 13-01-2003 10:00 am - 15-01-2003 6:00 pm )
This preparatory ministerial meeting, organized by the Japanese government and several UN agencies, will enable Asian countries to formulate proposals for the World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva 2003, Tunis 2005).. More

Presentation of the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Landscape Architecture (Beijing (China); 15-01-2003 10:00 am - 15-01-2003 6:00 pm )
The winners of are four Chinese architecture students, Zhang Lu, Han Pingyue, Li Zhengping and Liu Yanzhuo.. More

Meeting of small European member states before the Information Society summit (Room XIV; 16-01-2003 10:00 am - 16-01-2003 6:00 pm )
About 32 representatives of public services, civil society and the private sector from Europe's small UNESCO member-states (Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino) will meet to work out a joint strategy for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to be held in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005.. More

UNESCO participation in the World Social Forum (Porto Alegre (Brazil); 19-01-2003 10:00 am - 28-01-2003 6:00 pm )
- From January 19-23, in Porto Alegre (Brazil) UNESCO and civil society partners are organizing the annual meeting of the Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All in Porto Alegre this year to coincide with the Forum.. More

International symposium on rural education (Baoding, Hebei province (China); 20-01-2003 10:00 pm - 23-01-2003 6:00 pm )
About 150 formal and non-formal education experts from all over the world specializing in basic, higher and adult education in rural areas will discuss how changes in the countryside affect education there.. More

50th birthday of the review Diogenes (Room IV; 21-01-2003 4:00 pm - 21-01-2003 6:00 pm )
The review Diogenes will publish its 200th issue, focussing on the dialogue between civilisations, as well as Chamanismes, a special publication in the Collection Quadriges series (Presses Universitaires de France-PUF), which is a revised and expanded reprint of a 10-year-old issue of Diogenes on the subject.. More

Concert of Arab-Andalusian music (Room I; 23-01-2003 8:30 pm - 23-01-2003 10:30 pm )
As part of the Algerian Year in France, this concert will be given by the Constantine Ensemble (playing music in the Seville tradition) and feature musicians Hamdi Benani, Abdelmoumen Bentobal and El Haj Mohamed Tahar Fergani.. More

21st Century Talks: The Future of Water (Room II; 28-01-2003 6:00 pm - 28-01-2003 8:00 pm )
This 23rd session of the 21st Century Talks will feature Mahmud Abu-Zeid, Egyptian Water Resources and Irrigation Minister; Claude Allègre, geophysicist and former French Education, Research and Technology Minister; Michel Camdessus, former IMF Director-General, presently head of the Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure (a financial taskforce for the forthcoming World Water Forum); and Charles Vorosmarty, of the US University of New Hampshire's Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space.. More

Symposium on governance (CERI, 56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris; 30-01-2003 9:00 am - 31-01-2003 3:30 pm )
Sponsored by UNESCO, the Colegio de Mexico and the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI) of France's National Political Science Foundation.. More


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