2002 - Français  


MAY

 

[29.05.2002] - UNESCO APPEALS FOR RELEASE OF LAOTIAN POLITICAL PRISONER LATSAMI KHAMPHOUI - UNESCO today appealed for the immediate release of Laotian political prisoner Latsami Khamphoui, a former Deputy Minister for Economics and Planning, in jail since 1990 for writing letters to various government officials criticizing the government of Laos.(...)Continue

[29.05.2002] - THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY PLEDGES TO SAFEGUARD AFGHANISTAN'S CULTURAL HERITAGE - Kabul, Several Governments and NGO's announced today in Kabul that they would finance the safeguarding of Afghanistan's cultural heritage, in large part destroyed or damaged by 23 years of war and violence. (...)Continue
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[27.05.2002] - UNESCO LAUNCHES DRIVE TO SAVE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN AFGHANISTAN - Kabul and Paris- The debate about whether to rebuild the giant Bamiyan Buddhas continues to rage, sometimes obscuring other aspects of the cultural disaster that Afghanistan has suffered over the past two decades. (...)Continue

[21.05.2002] - DIRECTOR-GENERAL CALLS FOR RELEASE OF JOURNALIST U WIN TIN FROM JAIL - In a letter to the Prime Minister of Myanmar (Burma), Senior General Than Shwe, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura on Friday called for the release of 72-year-old journalist U Win Tin, laureate of the 2001 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, who has been in jail since July 1989.(...)Continue
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[16.05.2002] - AN INDEPENDENT EAST TIMOR REDISCOVERS ITS CULTURAL HERITAGE - As East Timor prepares to become an independent nation, on May 20, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura has launched an appeal to the international community to help the young state preserve and enhance its cultural heritage.(...)Continue
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[03.05.2002] - 56 UNESCO CHAIRS FOR THE DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS - High-ranking Greek military officers invited to conferences on the culture of peace in Athens organized, by the School of National Defence in Athens or the School of Advanced War Studies in Salonika; schools in Mexico which have incorporated human rights not only into their curriculum but also into their daily life; police officers in Benin attending a seminar on the theme "Keeping law and order and the rights of the individual";(...)Continue
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[02.05.2002] - MEDIA PROFESSIONALS SEEK TO PROTECT PRESS FREEDOM IN THE FACE OF TERRORISM - Manila (Philippines) May 2 - Media professionals and non-governmental civil rights organizations meeting in Manila today adopted a resolution declaring that journalists have a right and a duty to investigate and report on terrorism, and that their right to work in safety must be respected.(...)Continue
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