21st CENTURY TALKS : "EDUCATION FOR ALL: ALWAYS TOMORROW'S CONCERN ?Paris - The 21st session of the 21st Century Talks will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 18 June,* with the theme of "Education for All: Always Tomorrow's Concern?" The session will feature three well-known figures :
- Michel Serres, a French writer and philosopher, member of the Académie Française and a professor at Stanford University,
- Erum Mariam, head of the education programme of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), an NGO which has put more than 1.2 million children from poor families into school, two-thirds of them girls.
- Mélégué Maurice Traoré, president of Burkina Faso's parliament and former minister of secondary and higher education and scientific research.
UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will open the session with UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Sir John Daniel, who is a former head of Britain's Open University. Also taking part will be Jérôme Bindé, Director of UNESCO's Division of Foresight, Philosophy and Human Sciences, which is organizes the 21st Century Talks series.
(*) 6.30 p.m., UNESCO Headquarters, Room II, 125 ave. de Suffren, 75007 Paris.
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