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  • 29 September - 17 October 2003

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    17-10-2003 - UNESCO ADOPTS A CONVENTION ON THE PRESERVATION OF INTANGIBLE HERITAGE AND A DECLARATION ON HUMAN GENETIC DATA - (Press Release No.2003-83)
    release_final_75.jpgParis, October 17 – Five standard-setting instruments, including the International Convention on the Preservation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data, were adopted by the 32nd session of UNESCO’s General Conference that ended today, and which was marked by the return of the United States of America to the Organization and by the adoption of a real-growth budget of US$ 610 million for 2004-2005. More

    17-10-2003 - UNESCO ADOPTS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION TO SAFEGUARD INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE - (Press Release No. 2003-82)
    intangible_75.jpgParis, October 17 - Oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage, the performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, as well as knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe and traditional craftsmanship, now benefit from an international legal instrument to safeguard intangible heritage through cooperation. More

    16-10-2003 - UNESCO ADOPTS INTERNATIONAL DECLARATION ON HUMAN GENETIC DATA - (Press Release No.2003-81)
    genetic_75.jpgParis, October 16 – “Every effort should be made to ensure that human genetic data and human proteomic data are not used for purposes that discriminate in a way that is intended to infringe, or has the effect of infringing human rights, fundamental freedoms or human dignity of an individual or for purposes that lead to the stigmatization of an individual, a family, or a group or communities,” reads one of the provisions of the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data, which has just been adopted by the UNESCO General Conference meeting in Paris for its 32nd Session. More

    14-10-2003 - ACCESS TO INFORMATION ESSENTIAL TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF KNOWLEDGE SOCIETIES - (Press Release No.2003-76)
    round_table_75.jpgParis, October 14 – Meeting in Paris in preparation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS, Geneva, December 10–12 and Tunis 2005), ministers from all over the world have agreed on a set of principles - including universal access to information and press freedom – that must guide the utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) to maximize its effectiveness for individual, community and national development. More

    09-10-2003 - COMMUNIQUE OF THE MINISTERIAL ROUND TABLE ON QUALITY EDUCATION
    education_rt.jpgAfter two days of lively debate on how to define and achieve quality education (3-4 October), the almost 100 participating education ministers issued their Communiqué. They agree that quality education should embrace "certain basic knowledge, values, competencies and behaviours that are specifically attuned to globalization but reflect the beauty and richness of our diversity expressed in different forms of belief, spirituality, culture, and language.” More

    Mini-Journal N° 17 - Corrigendum
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