2002 - Français  


[30.04.2002] - JOINT MESSAGE FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY - 3 May 2002 - On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi A. Annan, UNESCO's Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, released the following message: (...)Continue
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[29.04.2002] - TERRORISM AND THE MEDIA - World Press Freedom Day, Celebrated on May 3 in Manila - Media professionals and the media in general have paid a heavy toll to terrorism in recent years. Dozens of journalists in Algeria, the Balkans, Colombia, Spain, the Philippines and elsewhere have been intimidated, kidnapped and assassinated so that they could be silenced.(...)Continue
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[26.04.2002] - Joint Statement for the second Dakar anniversary by the Heads of UNESCO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, and World Bank - 26 April 2002 - CLOSING THE GAPS TO ACHIEVE EDUCATION FOR ALL - In a world where global economic prosperity is increasing, about 113 million primary age children are not in school, nearly 60 percent of them girls. Some 24 million of those enrolled drop out before completing 5 years of primary education, a level essential for basic literacy and numeracy.(...)Continue

[22.04.2002] - MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES MARK WORLD BOOK DAY - Between 1995 and 1999, the number of book titles published increased by 50 percent. Books are alive and doing well.(...)Continue

[15.04.02] - GOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATIVES FROM 26 COUNTRIES TACKLE DIGITAL DIVIDE - In 2000, only 0.4 percent of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa were internet users, compared to 54.3 percent of US residents (...). Continue

[10.04.02] - EDUCATION INACCESSIBLE FOR MILLIONS OF AFRICAN CHILDREN - Four out of every ten primary-age children in sub-Saharan Africa do not go to school according to a new report from UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics. Of those who do go to school, the report finds that only a small proportion reach a basic level of skills.(...) Continue
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[05.04.02] - DIRECTOR-GENERAL VOICES UTMOST CONCERN OVER PRESS FREEDOM IN THE AUTONOMOUS PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - Recalling that is at the helm of an organization mandated to defend “the free flow of information without any obstacle to freedom of expression”, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today stressed his grave concern over restrictions imposed on journalists in the exercise of their profession in several Palestinian towns. (...) Continue

[03.04.02] - UNITED NATIONS YEAR FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE: PRIORITY ON RECONCILIATION AND DEVELOPMENT - From Bamyan to Jerusalem or Sarajevo, in the past few years cultural heritage has often been a military target or the flashpoint of political, ethnic and religious conflicts. But when peace returns, the rehabilitation and enhancement of these highly symbolic sites, as well as that of cultural spaces or forms of cultural expression belonging to the intangible heritage, can sometimes help to strengthen the process of national reconciliation and revive economic activity.(...)Continue
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See also : Press Releases from the Executive Office of the Director General