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October

 

[31.10.2002] - UNESCO LAUNCHES NEW ARAL SEA BASIN INITIATIVE - Dushanbe, Tajikistan - UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura will announce tomorrow a new initiative to study the Aral Sea Basin under the auspices of the World Water Assessment Programme, which brings together 23 United Nations agencies through a secretariat hosted by UNESCO.(...)Continue
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[29.10.2002] - MOUNTAIN SUMMIT OPENS IN KYRGYZSTAN - Climate change the focus of UNESCO initiative - Bishkek - UNESCO's Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today announced a new UNESCO initiative to use its unique network of biosphere reserves to monitor global climate change. In his opening address to the Global Mountain Summit that kicked off today in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), he pointed out that mountains are proving to be extremely sensitive to global change.(...)Continue
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[28.10.2002] - UNESCO LAUNCHES GLOBAL CHANGE MONITORING PROGRAMME - Bishkek - UNESCO's unique network of Biosphere Reserves is set to have a new role - monitoring global climate change. Out of the 408 biosphere reserves in 94 countries, 138 are in mountain areas. And mountains are proving to be extremely sensitive to global warming.(...)Continue
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[24.10.2002] - DIRECTOR-GENERAL CONDEMNS MURDER OF JOURNALISTS IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN - Paris - UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today urged Pakistan and India to bring the assassins of two journalists to justice.(...)Continue
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23.10.2002] - DIRECTOR-GENERAL RECALLS IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AFTER BANNING OF JOURNALIST FROM BEIRUT SUMMIT - Paris - UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today recalled the paramount importance of freedom of expression in response to reports concerning journalist Gideon Kouts who was prevented from exercising his professional activity during an international Summit in Lebanon late last week, despite his accreditation to the meeting as a reporter for French publication L'Arche.(...)Continue
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[17.10.2002] - CLOSE OF THE 165TH SESSION OF UNESCO'S EXECUTIVE BOARD - Paris - The 165th session of UNESCO's Executive Board, chaired by Aziza Bennani (Morocco), ended today after ten days of debate about the execution of the Organization's programme and its future orientations.(...)Continue
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[25.10.2002]- UNESCO EXECUTIVE BOARD CREATES COMMITTEE FOR THE SAFEGUARD OF AFGHANISTAN’S CULTURAL HERITAGE - Paris - UNESCO’s Executive Board, meeting at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters from October 7 to 17 - has approved the creation of an International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding of Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage.(...)Continue
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[14.10.2002] - THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DRUG TRAFFICKING - Paris - The Mexican drug cartels, as major suppliers of the North American market, rake in annual profits of between 10 and 30 billion dollars. When Mexico was deep in financial crisis in 1995, the drug money laundered was equal to what the country earned from its oil exports. These two estimates illustrate the enormous industry that drug trafficking had become during the 1980s and 1990s.(...)Continue
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[10.10.2002] - FOR UNESCO, SPACE TECHNOLOGIES SHOULD BE HARNESSED FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Paris 2002 - For a better understanding of life on Earth we must look to space, through an expanding constellation of satellites, to monitor such critical factors as pollution levels, urban sprawl and the risks of natural disasters.(...)Continue
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[10.10.2002] - MEDIA AND CULTURE CENTRE OPENS IN KABUL TO BOOST FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN AFGHANISTAN - Paris/Kabul - Efforts to promote freedom of expression in Afghanistan took a big step forward today with the official opening of the Afghan Media and Culture Centre in Kabul. The centre, which UNESCO has equipped with ten computers connected to the Internet via satellite, is already home to nine independent publications.(...)Continue
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[09.10.2002] - TIMOR-LESTE PRESIDENT XANANA GUSMÃO TO RECEIVE UNESCO'S 2002 FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY PEACE PRIZE - Paris - Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor, was today chosen as the laureate of the 2002 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize by an international jury presided by former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Henry Kissinger.(...)Continue
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[09.10.2002] - INAUGURATION OF THE BIBLIOTHECA ALEXANDRINA: FROM PAPYRUS TO DIGITALIZATION - Paris - The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the largest library in the Middle East and Africa, will be officially inaugurated next October 16, marking the rebirth of the institution founded over 2,000 years ago by Ptolemy I in northern Egypt. The ceremony, which was due to take place on April 23 was delayed because of events in the Middle East. It consecrates an exceptional architectural complex, equipped with state-of-the-art information technologies.(...) Continue
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[08.10.2002] - DIRECTOR-GENERAL EXPRESSES CONCERN AT MURDER OF BRAZILIAN JOURNALIST - Paris - UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today expressed grave concern about news of the murder of yet another journalist, Domingos Savio Brandão Lima Junior, owner, publisher and columnist of the daily Folha do Estado, in Cuiaba, Brazil. He was shot near his newspapers's new offices, currently under construction, on 30 September.(...)Continue
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[08.10.2002] - NEW TECHNOLOGIES HELPING TO SAVE WORLD HERITAGE - Paris - As UNESCO prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, adopted on November 16, 1972, preservationists campaigning to save sites, landscapes and monuments of "exceptional universal value" still face serious threats, even though most of the 730 world heritage sites* are well managed.(...)Continue
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[05.10.2002] - MORE CHILDREN, FEWER TEACHERS: NEW UNESCO-ILO STUDY SEES GLOBAL TEACHER SHORTAGE CAUSING DECLINE IN QUALITY EDUCATION - Paris/Geneva - Relentless population growth and declining working conditions are creating a severe shortage of teachers in the world's classrooms that may lead to a slide in education standards, according to a new global study by UNESCO and the Geneva-based International Labour Office.(...)Continue
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[04.10.2002] - AUNG SAN SUU KYI WINNER OF THE 2002 UNESCO-MADANJEET SINGH PRIZE FOR TOLERANCE AND NON-VIOLENCE - Paris - Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar was named laureate of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today on the unanimous recommendation of an international jury.(...)Continue
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[02.10.2002] - NEW TEXT BOOKS AND CURRICULUM FOR AFGHAN CHILDREN - Paris - An agreement establishing a funds-in-trust to finance the upgrading of textbooks and renewal of the education curriculum for some three million school children in Afghanistan was signed today by UNESCO and the Government of Germany.(...)Continue
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