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[28.11.2002] - 2002 UNESCO PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTURE TO BE PRESENTED IN VENICE - Paris - Three young graduate architects of Italy's Genoa University - Erika Bisio, Giulia Carpeneto and Irene Carpeneto - will be presented with this year's UNESCO Prize for Architecture at a ceremony on December 2 at UNESCO's Venice Office (7 p.m. at the Palazzo Zorzi).(...)Continue
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[25.11.2002] - ETHICAL GUIDELINES URGENTLY NEEDED FOR COLLECTING, PROCESSING, USING AND STORING HUMAN GENETIC DATA Paris/Montreal - Human genetic data is everywhere. Its presence in biological samples (of blood, tissue, saliva and sperm etc.) provides answers to questions from police and courts of law about paternity or the identity of sex offenders. Scientists are also using it to detect diseases we may be programmed to get, thus raising the hope for new cures. (...)Continue
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[20.11.2002] - HIGH LEVEL GROUP URGES COUNTRIES TO MAKE EDUCATION FOR ALL A TOP PRIORITY - Abuja, - The High Level Group on Education For All, meeting here for the past two days, has expressed its alarm that only 83 countries, on present trends, have achieved or have a high chance of achieving by 2015 the goals of universal primary education, gender parity in education and the halving their illiteracy rates.(...)Continue

[14.11.2002] - DEFENDING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION ON THE INTERNET - Paris - Though the internet is enabling more individuals and communities than ever before to express their opinions and creativity, it is increasingly being subjected to restrictions ranging from financial, technical and language barriers to outright censorship. How can human dignity, children's rights, privacy and national security be protected while preserving freedom of expression?(..)Continue
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[14.11.2002] - UNESCO CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION IN VENICE - Venice - Some 500 heritage experts, prominent representatives of politics and business are gathered in Venice for the next three days (November 14-16) to participate in an international congress entitled "World Heritage 2002: Shared Legacy, Common Responsibility."(...)Continue
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[13.11.2002] - EDUCATION GOALS REMAIN ELUSIVE IN MORE THAN 70 COUNTRIES - London - Some 83 countries are on track to achieve Education For All (EFA) by the deadline of 2015 set at the World Education Forum in Dakar (Senegal) two and a half years ago. However, on present trends, more than 70 other countries will not make it, and some are even going backwards. This is the conclusion of the 2002 Education For All Global Monitoring Report: Is the World on Track? launched at a press conference organized by UNESCO in London today.(...)Continue
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[12.11.2002] - ACADEMIA MEXICANA DE DERECHOS HUMANOS WINS 2002 UNESCO HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION PRIZE - Paris - UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura has announced the Academia Mexicana de Derechos Humanos (AMDH) as winner of the 2002 UNESCO Human Rights Education Prize.(...)Continue
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[12.11.2002] - WORLD FORUM OF UNESCO CHAIRS: TRANSFERING KNOWLEDGE TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Paris - The aim of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs programme launched in 1992 is to boost cooperation and solidarity between universities around the world in order to encourage a major transfer of knowledge to developing countries.(...)Continue
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[08.11.2002] - UNESCO'S ADDS 18 NEW SITES TO WORLD NETWORK OF BIOSPHERE RESERVES - Paris - Eighteen new sites in 12 countries have been added to UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves while five existing biosphere reserves have been extended. One extension creates the first transboundary biosphere reserve in Africa.(...)Continue
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