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December

 

[23.12.2002] - REVITALIZING EDUCATION THE KEY TO AFGHANISTAN'S FUTURE - Paris - According to education authorities in Afghanistan, some one and a half million school-age children cannot attend classes because there are not enough schools or teachers for them. This situation poses a direct threat to the country's fragile peace process and reconstruction, warned members of the Afghan High Commission on Education at the close of their week-long inaugural meeting at UNESCO's Paris Headquarters on Saturday (Dec. 21).(...)Continue
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[17.12.2002] - ANTONIO SKÁRMETA (Chile) AND JENNY ROBSON (South Africa) WIN 2003 UNESCO CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE - Paris - Antonio Skármeta from Chile and Jenny Robson from South Africa were today named winners of the 2003 UNESCO Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature in the Service of Tolerance by UNESCO Director-General Koichïro Matsuura.(...)Continue - Spanish

[13.12.2002] - UNESCO DESIGNATES SAUDI PRINCE TALAL AS SPECIAL ENVOY FOR WATER - Paris - On the eve of the International Year of Freshwater, (2003), the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, is appointing HRH Prince Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, of Saudi Arabia, as the Organization's Special Envoy for Water. The official designation will take place at UNESCO Headquarters on December 18, during the award ceremony for this year's AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Development Projects.(...)Continue - Spanish - Arabic

[11.12.2002] - WORLD'S CORAL REEFS ARE RECOVERING BUT FOR HOW MUCH LONGER? - Paris - A report on the health of the world's coral reefs just published shows that some of the areas worst hit by massive bleaching in 1997-98 have begun to recover. And the greatest progress has been in reefs safeguarded as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). A main threat to coral reefs, says the report, continues to come from humans. But the report also warns that this year's developing El Nino -an unusual warming of the surface of the tropical Pacific that caused most of the serious 1997-98 global bleaching events - could cause a new setback in recovery.(...)Continue
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[10.12.2002] - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FRESHWATER LAUNCHED - Paris - The International Year of Freshwater, 2003, will receive its official launch at a ceremony at the United Nations in New York on December 12. The aim of the year is to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and managing freshwater. The UN General Assembly resolution proclaiming the Year was initiated by the Government of Tajikistan and supported by 148 other countries.(...)Continue
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[10.12.2002] - RUSSIAN PIANIST SERGEI MARKAROV TO BE NAMED UNESCO ARTIST FOR PEACE - Paris - UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will appoint the distinguished Russian pianist Sergei Markarov a UNESCO Artist for Peace on December 12 in recognition of his "support for UNESCO programmes and activities promoting peace and tolerance and for his contribution to dialogue between cultures through classical music."(...)Continue
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[06.12.2002] - WORLD HERITAGE HAS PRIDE OF PLACE AT UN HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK - Paris - The travelling photo exhibition of UNESCO's world heritage sites - Our Past, Our Future - organized jointly by UNESCO and the Chinese Permanent Delegation to the United Nations, was inaugurated on December 4 at UN Headquarters in New York, where it will be on show until January 31.(...)Continue
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[06.12.2002] - AFRICAN EDUCATION MINISTERS CALL FOR SOLIDARITY AND ACTION - Dar-es-Salaam - The Eighth Conference of Ministers of Education of African Member States (MINEDAF VIII) has appealed to both the international community and African governments themselves to make education one of the pillars of development in Africa.(...)Continue
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[04.12.2002] - SURVEY SHOWS THAT SEYCHELLES, MAURITIUS AND KENYA TOP REGIONAL MATHS AND READING SCORES - Dar-es-Salaam - Sixth grade students in the Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Tanzania are outperforming their peers throughout southern, eastern and central Africa, according to a sweeping new survey of educational quality carried in some 15 countries of those regions.(...)Continue
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[03.12.2002] - EDUCATION IS PART OF THE SOLUTION, UNESCO DIRECTOR-GENERAL TELLS AFRICAN EDUCATION MINISTERS - Dar-es-Salaam - What must Africa do to achieve education for all of its peoples by 2015, the deadline set at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal (April, 2000)?(...)Continue
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[03.12.2002] - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARIANS JOIN FORCES TO STRENGTHEN EDUCATION - Dar-es-Salaam - African parliamentarians from 45 countries have joined forces to strengthen education across the continent, in the quest to achieve education for all by 2015, the goal set at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal (April, 2000).(...)Continue
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[02.12.2002] - EDUCATION IN AFRICA: MINISTERS MEET TO ASSESS PROGRESS - Paris - African education ministers from across the continent will meet in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) from December 2 to 6 to assess progress in the quest to bring quality education to all.(...)Continue
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