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  • Lettre d'information No 6 (mars2007)

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    HRH Princess Firyal meets with the Director-General to discuss education issues
    Her Royal Highness Princess Firyal, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Education for All initiative, met with the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, on 1 March 2007 in New York, USA. Continuer

    Inauguration of the Ichiro Hatoyama sculpture designed by Zurab Tsereteli
    On 28 February 2007, a sculpture designed by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mr Zurab Tsereteli of Ichiro Hatoyama, the Japanese statesman and three times Prime Minister between 1954 and 1956, was inaugurated in Tokyo, Japan. A messagefrom the Director-General was read to the audience during the inauguration ceremony. As Prime Minister, Ichiro Hatoyama signed the peace treaty with the Soviet Union in 1956. Continuer

    First Conference of States Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport: Vyacheslav Fetisov elected Chairman – Justine Henin delivers video message
    Fetisov-2007_tn.jpgThe first session of the Conference of States Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport was convened by the Director-General from 5 to 7 February 2007 at the Organization’s Headquarters. It brought together the 41 States that ratified the Convention by 31 December 2006 and took place just a few days after its entry into force, on 1 February 2007. Continuer

    Contributions in 2006 to UNESCO projects by AGFUND, presided by HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz, UNESCO Special Envoy for Water
    In 2006, the Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND) donated US$ 150,000 for the co-financing of two UNESCO projects: "Improving continuing education in Viet Nam’s communities through ICT" and ”Enhancing the Capacity of Teachers and School Administrators for the Implementation of Inclusive Education (IE) in Cambodia”. Continuer

    Concert of Miguel Angel Estrella at the Organization’s Headquarters
    Mr Miguel Angel Estrella, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, gave a piano concert on 20 December 2006 at the Organization’s Headquarters to commemorate the end of the year 2006, which marked the 60th anniversary of UNESCO. On this occasion and to celebrate Human Rights Day (10 December), His Excellency Mr Eric Calcagno, Ambassador of Argentina in France, Ms Alicia Bonet-Krueger, President of the “Collectif pour la mémoire”, and Mr Miguel Angel Estrella thanked various personalities for their solidarity with the Argentinean people during the military dictatorship. Continuer

    Jean Michel Jarre celebrates “Water for Life” in the Sahara
    Water-for-Life-tn.jpg“Water for Life” was the theme UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Jean Michel Jarre chose for an exceptional concert among the sand dunes in Merzouga in Morocco on 16 December 2006, organized with the support of the Kingdom of Morocco and held under the auspices of UNESCO. Continuer

    HRH the Princess of Hanover presides the 2006 UNESCO Digital Arts Award in association with the Monaco Dance Forum
    Monaco-Dance-Forum-2006-tn.jpgOn 16 December 2006, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and the Director-General of UNESCO awarded the 2006 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts – New Technologies to Ms Ivani Santana from Brazil for her creation entitled “Man Has Made His Difference”. Continuer

    Justine Henin rejoint comme première femme les rangs des Champions de l’UNESCO pour le sport
    Justine_designation_tn.jpgLa joueuse de tennis belge Justine Henin a été désignée Championne de l’UNESCO pour le sport par le Directeur général de l’Organisation, Koïchiro Matsuura, le 14 décembre 2006 à Roland-Garros, en présence notamment de Marie Arena, Ministre-Président du Gouvernement de la Communauté française de Belgique, Claude Eerdekens, Ministre de la Fonction publique et des Sports du Gouvernement de la Communauté française de Belgique et Christian Bîmes, Président de la Fédération française de tennis. Continuer

    HRH the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg continues her support for the empowerment of girls and women
    Her Royal Highness the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, has strongly supported the cross-cutting theme project entitled “Breaking the poverty cycle of women: Empowering adolescent girls to become agents of social transformation” in South Asia, since it was launched in 2002. With the dona tion provided by the “Fondation du Grand-Duc Henri et de la Grande-Duchesse Maria Teresa”, activities under the fi nal phase of the project were reinforced and consolidated in 2006. Continuer

    Vitaly et Wladimir Klitschko sont nommées UNESCO Champions for Sport
    Klitschko_ceremony_300_tn.jpgLes boxeurs ukrainiens Vitaliy et Wladimir Klitschko sont nommés Champions de l’UNESCO pour le sport par le Directeur général de l’Organisation, Koïchiro Matsuura, le 4 décembre 2006, en présence notamment de Kateryna Yushtchenko, Première Dame d’Ukraine. Continuer

    Designation of Vladimir Spivakov as UNESCO Artist for Peace
    Spivakov_tn.jpgThe Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, named the Russian violinist Vladimir Fiodorovich Spivakov as UNESCO Artist for Peace in recognition of his commitment to the arts and artistic creativity and his support for UNESCO’s ideals. Continuer

    Ute-Henriette Ohoven participates in the second Reach Out To Asia Charity Gala Dinner in Doha
    Mrs Ute-Henriette Ohoven, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Education of Children in Need, participated in the second Reach Out To Asia Charity Gala Dinner in Doha, Qatar on 4 November 2006. The evening’s proceeds of US$ 11.25 million will be donated to Reach Out To Asia and UNESCO in favour of educational programmes and community development in Asia. Continuer

    Jean Serge Essous designated UNESCO Artist for Peace
    Essous_tn.jpgOn 11 October 2006, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura designated the Congolese Musician Jean Serge Essous UNESCO Artist for Peace during a ceremony at the Organization’s Headquarters. The President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, on an official visit to UNESCO on the occasion of the 165th session of the Executive Board, attended the ceremony. Continuer

    Lady Owen-Jones soutient le programme de L’Oréal-UNESCO « Coiffeurs du monde contre le SIDA »
    Lady-Owen-Jones_tn.jpgLe 18 septembre 2006, le programme L’Oréal-UNESCO « Coiffeurs du monde contre le SIDA » a été lancé en Chine dans la Tianlun Dynasty de Beijing. Continuer

    Ara Abramian organizes the festival “Flowers of the World”
    Mr Ara Abramian, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, organized the festival “Flowers of the World”, which was held from 31 August to 2 September 2006 in Moscow, under the patronage of UNESCO. The festival brought together more than 200 florists from different regions of the Russian Federation, CIS States and European countries, for the purpose of promoting peace and understanding through the common cultural denominator of flowers. Continuer

    HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn supports measures for linguistic minorities and the preservation of heritage and in the Asia-Pacific region
    From 22 August to 1 September 2006, a teacher-training workshop on heritage management concepts for teachers from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam was held in Sakhon Nakhon Province, Thailand, under the auspices of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the Empowerment of Minority Children through Education and through the Preservation of their Intangible Cultural Heritage. Continuer

    Nomination de Missa Johnouchi en qualité d’Artiste de l’UNESCO pour la paix
    Johnouchi_tn.jpgLe Directeur général de l’UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, a nommé la pianiste, compositeur, chanteuse et chef d’orchestre japonaise Missa Johnouchi Artiste de l’UNESCO pour la paix lors d’une cérémonie qui s’est tenue à Tokyo le 21 août 2006. Continuer

    Ikuo Hirayama attends the inauguration ceremony of the 5th Children’s Performing Arts Festival (CPAF)
    Hundreds of children from five countries in East Asia – China (including Macao SAR and Hong Kong), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea - participated in the UNESCO Children’s Performing Arts Festival (CPAF) from 27 to 30 July 2006 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Continuer

    Sumo wrestler Hakuho designated UNESCO Artist for Peace
    Hakuho_tn.jpgDirector-General Koïchiro Matsuura designated sumo wrestler Hakuho Sho, born Munkhbat Davaajargal, UNESCO Artist for Peace on 27 July 2006 at a ceremony held in Ulaabaatar in the framework of the UNESCO Children’s Performing Arts Festival of East Asia. Continuer

    Mehriban Aliyeva delivers a speech at the inauguration of the first session of the General Assembly of the States Parties of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and at the Photo Exhibition “Azerbaijan, crossroads of civilizations and cultures”
    Mehriban-Aliyeva_tn.jpgMrs Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of Azerbaijan and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for oral and musical traditions, participated at the inaugural ceremony of the first session of the General Assembly of the States Parties of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held from 27 to 29 June 2006 at UNESCO Headquarters. Continuer

    HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, UNESCO Special Envoy for Water, addressed the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO on the occasion of the 2nd World Water Report
    HRH-Prince-Talal-&-DG-tn.jpgHis Royal Highness Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, UNESCO Special Envoy for Water, gave a speech at an informational meeting, convened by the Director-General on 26 June 2006 to update the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO on one of the Organization’s principal priorities, Water. Continuer

    Marianna V. Vardinoyannis encourages the construction and equipping of the Multicultural Children’s Centre “Athena”
    Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, organized a press conference on 26 June 2006 at the NJV Athens Plaza Hotel in Athens on the occasion of the completion of the Multicultural Children’s Centre “Athena” in Belgrade. Continuer

    Scott Momaday contributes to the debate “Pathways of Thought” and attends the inauguration of the Musée du Quai Branly
    Mr Scott Momaday, American-Indian writer, founder and president of the Buffalo Trust, Pulitzer Prize Winner and UNESCO Artist for Peace, discussed the preservation and transmission of the heritage of indigenous traditions, and in particular those of the Americas, in a meeting on 22 June 2006 at UNESCO Headquarters. Continuer

    Claudia Cardinale a participé à la réunion de l’ETF sur « Des compétences pour le progrès » et à la Conférence scientifique internationale sur la désertification et la recherche sur les terres sèches
    Claudia-Cardinale-ETF_tn.jpgMme Claudia Cardinale, Ambassadrice de bonne volonté de l’UNESCO, a participé à la réunion plénière du collège consultatif de l’ETF (European Training Foundation), « Des compétences pour le progrès », le 7 juin 2006 à Turin en Italie, pour parler des droits des femmes. Continuer

    Participation of UNESCO Artists for Peace at the 31st International Theatre Institute World Congress
    The 31st International Theatre Institute (ITI) World Congress, whose main theme was “From Ancestral Roots to New Routes of Artistic Expression: Mobilizing Cultural Diversity to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals” took place from 22 to 28 May 2006 in Manila, the Philippines. Continuer

    Contribution of HE Sheikh Ghassan I. Shaker to the UNESCO project of the Cultural Space of the Boysun District in Uzbekistan
    Boysun-project_tn.jpgHis Excellency Sheikh Ghassan I. Shaker, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, donated US$ 50,000 for the UNESCO project “Cultural Space of the Boysun District in Uzbekistan”. The objective of this project is to protect and promote the local traditional culture of the district of Boysun in Uzbekistan. Continuer

    Her Highness Sheikha Mozah supports the “Reach Out To Asia” initiative and welcomes the Director-General of UNESCO during his state visit in Qatar
    Upon his arrival on 30 April 2006 in Doha for his state visit to Qatar, the Director-General opened the Second Symposium on Innovation in Education (from 30 April to 2 May 2006) in the company of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, First Lady of Qatar and UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education. Continuer

    Sixième réunion annuelle des Ambassadeurs de bonne volonté de l’UNESCO
    AM2006-tn70.jpgLes 15 et 16 mars, le siège de l’UNESCO à Paris fut le lieu d’un rassemblement impressionnant des Ambassadeurs de bonne volonté de l’Organisation. Continuer

    Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola attended the ceremony for the first fellows of the university-level training programme for World Heritage Managers
    On 16 March 2006, Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, UNESCO Artist for Peace, attended the ceremony for the first fellows of the university-level training programme for “World Heritage Managers” at UNESCO Headquarters. The programme is a public-private cooperation that seeks to form a whole new generation of professionals in the protection of the world’s heritage. Continuer

    HE Vigdís Finnbogadóttir addresses the first International Mother Language Day celebration
    Finnbogadottir-2006-tn.jpgInternational Mother Language Day, proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in November 1999, was celebrated for the first time with a special ceremony on 21 February 2006 at UNESCO Headquarters. Continuer


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