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    Press Releases from the Executive Office of the Director-General

    THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO LAUNCHES AN APPEAL FOR THE PROTECTION OF HISTORIC, CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS HERITAGE IN THE PALESTINIAN AUTONOMOUS TOWNS - [11.04.02] - Alarmed by the threats to which historic, cultural and religious heritage is being exposed through the violent ongoing fighting in the main Palestinian autonomous towns, the Director-General has written to the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Shimon Peres, and to the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mr Yasser Arafat.(...) Continue

    THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL CALLS UPON Mr ARIEL SHARON TO LET REASON PREVAIL - [29.03.02] - The Director-General addressed today a letter to Mr Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, urging him "to do his utmost to bring about an effective cease-fire and to resume negotiations with the elected representatives of the Palestinian people". Continue

    TOWARDS THE RESUMPTION OF DIALOGUE IN THE MIDDLE EAST - [14.03.02] - Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, today had successive meetings on matters related to the Middle East situation. Continue

    AFGHAN MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE TO DISCUSS PRESERVATION AND RESTITUTION OF ARTEFACTS WITH DIRECTOR-GENERAL- [27.02.02] - The Afghan Minister of Information and Culture, Said Makhdoom Raheen, will hold several talks with UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura on February 28 and March 1, during a busy schedule of events scheduled at Organization Headquarters on the occasion of the official visit to France of the Chairman of Afghanistan’s Interim Administration and several ministers. Continue

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