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  • [28.02.2001] - DIRECTOR-GENERAL EXHORTS AFGHANS TO PREVENT DESTRUCTION OF THEIR HERITAGE
    Back in Paris from an official visit, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today described the decision to destroy all the statues of Afghanistan as “a real cultural disaster” and strongly urged the Afghan people to take action to prevent the destruction of this heritage which is valuable to all.
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  • [28.02.2001] - THE 2001 L’ORÉAL AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE WITH THE SUPPORT OF UNESCO: EXCEPTIONAL WOMAN RESEARCHERS FROM FIVE CONTINENTS
    At the moment when genes and human genome are making headlines with the prospect of newly discovered applications in many areas of science, health and the quality of life, the annual L’ORÉAL Awards for Women in Science with the support of UNESCO will be presented next week to women in science who are playing a key role in this fantastic adventure that has profoundly affected international science. The Awards recognize women researchers from: North America, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Europe, and Africa.
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  • [27.02.2001] - UNESCO APPEALS FOR THE SAFEGUARD OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF AFGHANISTAN
    UNESCO is appealing for the preservation of cultural heritage landmarks in Afghanistan following press reports of the deliberate destruction by the Taliban of over a dozen ancient statues in the Afghan National Museum in Kabul and of an order by the supreme Taliban leader to destroy all statues in Afghanistan which, as human representations, the Taliban view as non-Islamic. Continue 

  • [26.02.2001] - E-PUBLISHING IN SCIENCE - 2ND ICSU-UNESCO CONFERENCE
    As science publishers move from paper to digital publishing, concerns about quality control, access and archiving dominated debates at the second International Conference on Electronic Publishing in Science, jointly organized by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and UNESCO at Organization Headquarters (February 19 to 23). Continue 

  • [22.02.2001] - UNESCO AND IFJ LAUNCH “WOMEN MAKE THE NEWS 2001”
    UNESCO and the international Federation of Journalists (IFJ) are launching the operation Women Make the News 2001 to call on print, broadcast and electronic media world-wide to place news under the editorial responsibility of women journalists for a full week (March 5 to 11) to mark International Women’s Day, March 8. Continue 

  • [20.02.2001] - INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY TO CELEBRATE LINGUISTIC PLURALISM AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
    With half of the world’s 6,000 to 7,000 languages facing the risk of dying out, UNESCO is preparing to observe, for the second time, International Mother Language Day (February 21) as part of its drive to protect the intangible heritage of humanity and preserve cultural diversity. Continue  

  • [16.02.2001] - CANDIDATURES INVITED FOR INTERNATIONALWATER RESOURCES IN ARID AND SEMI-ARID AREAS PRIZE
    UNESCO is inviting entries for the Great Man-Made River International Prize for Water Resources in Arid and Semi-arid Areas, which is to be awarded for the first time in late 2001 during the next session of UNESCO’s General Conference.
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  • [16.02.2001] - CANADIAN BIOSPHERE AWARDED 3-YEAR RESEARCH GRANT
    A three-year grant of Canadian $600,000 by the government of Canada earlier this month will make possible new research, education and training projects in the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Reserve of Clayoquot Sound (Canada), through a partnership between the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and the University of Victoria with the participation of the local First Nations (indigenous) population.
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  • [09.02.2001] - DIRECTOR-GENERAL STRESSES ROLE OF DATA-SHARING AND EDUCATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today stressed the importance of education and of scientific information-sharing to bolster the political will required to meet the challenges of environmental protection, in an address to the 21st session of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Nairobi. Continue

  • [07.02.2001] - DIRECTOR-GENERAL STRESSES ROLE OF PEACE EDUCATION AT INAUGURATION OF UNESCO CHAIR AT UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today emphasized the importance of education in building peace and democracy at the formal inauguration of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy at the University of Ulster at Coleraine on the last day of his first official visit to the United Kingdom since he took office in November 1999. Continue

  • [02.02.2001] - INDIGENOUS LEADERS AND QUEBEC MINISTER EXAMINE FUTURE CHALLENGES FACING COMMUNITIES
    Three leaders of indigenous communities and the minister charged with indigenous affairs in Quebec today discussed the state of relations between the government and the communities and their hopes for their future development at a meeting organized by the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO and the General Delegation of Quebec in Paris in co-operation with UNESCO’s Division of Cultural Policies, within the framework of the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People 1995-2004 at Organization Headquarters. Continue

  • [02.02.2001] - THE PATENTABILITY OF LIVING ORGANISMS DEBATED AT UNESCO SYMPOSIUM
    More than 200 researchers, legal experts and representatives of national and international organizations took stock and exchanged points of view on the patentability of living organisms during the International Symposium Ethics, Intellectual Property and Genomics which took place at UNESCO Headquarters from January 30 to February 1. Continue

  • [01.02.2001] - FELIX HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY PEACE PRIZE AWARDED TO COMMUNITY OF SANT'EGIDIO
    UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today awarded the 1999 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize to the Community of Sant’Egidio represented by its Founder and President Andrea Riccardi. Continue