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Information Meeting for Permanent Delegates on UN Reform and Decentralization

The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, organized an information meeting on 19 March 2008 for the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO on decentralization and United Nations reform.

The meeting was held on the eve of the 179th Session of the Executive Board during which the document 179 EX/42 will be discussed. It covers the state of reform of the United Nations and its impact on the reform of UNESCO, concerning in particular the decentralization policy.

Please find herewith the full text of his speech, given in English and French.

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Author(s): Office of the Spokeswoman - Source: Flash Info N° 038-2008 -  Publication Date: 20-03-2008

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