11 to 23, Salle des Pas-Perdus)
of New Colombian Painting
17, 8.30 p.m., Room I)
The exhibition features works by some 40 Colombian artists born
between the end of the 1960s and the early 80s. The great diversity
of techniques and approaches showcased at the exhibition, illustrates
the stylistic freedom of contemporary Colombian art. The opening
will take place on January 15, at 6 p.m.
Contact: Permanent Delegation of Colombia to UNESCO, tel. (+33)
(0)1 45 68 28 56.
Sergio Tiempo (piano) and Dimitri Maslenikov (cello)
will play Mendelssohn’s Sonate No.1 and Variations concertantes,
Opus 17; Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, opus 40; and
Chopin’s Polonaise for piano and cello.
Tickets: FrF100; free of charge for children and students.
Contact: tel (+33) (0)1 45 72 05 50, afternoons.
31 and February 1, 9.30 a.m. to 5,30 p.m., Bonvin, Room 13)
General Assembly of the Commission for the Geological
Map of the World (CGMW)
CGMW, the oldest international organisation
in geoscience after the International Geological Congress (IGC),
was created in 1881. It promotes, co-ordinates and publishes
small-scale Earth sciences maps of continental regional areas
of the World, including oceans. Many CGMW maps are published
jointly with UNESCO.
The CGMW is organized into a number of different sub-commissions
along geographic (one per continent or sub-continent) and thematic
lines. CGMW's General Assemblies are held every
two years, alternatively at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, and
within the framework of the International Geological Congress.
These meetings are the occasion to examine the outcome of current
cartographic projects and to define the trends of future programmes.
For more information: http://www.ccgm.org/
6 and 7, Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Naples (Italy))
International Symposium: Pathways into the Third Millennium:
Society, Knowledge and Know-How The
symposium, organized by UNESCO in cooperation with the International
Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (ICPHS), aims to
clarify the notion of knowledge-based society. It
also will examine the relevance of the philosophical and human
science disciplines in the contemporary world. Forum participants
will discuss four major themes: What do we know about knowledge
and society? / Which knowledge for which societies? / Knowing
to share: culture and communication / Knowledge and Society: UNESCO
facing global change. The symposium brings together philosophers,
historians and sociologists from several continents.
(January 14 to
17, Cairo (Egypt)
of the Executive Committee for the International Campaign for
the Establishment of the Nubia Museum in Aswan and the National
Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Cairo
Regarding the Nubia Museum, which opened in November 1997,
the Committee will consider the issue of training, the creation
of a documentary infrastructure and the publication of a catalogue.
Concerning the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the
Committee will visit the site proposed by the Egyptian government
and launch several programmes, including training, paving the
way for the creation of the Museum.
of UNESCO’s Bureau of Public Information
wishes you all the best for 2002.