2002 - Français  


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[27.09.2002] - UNESCO TO RECEIVE THE 2002 SIBI AWARD FOR ITS WORK IN THE FIELD OF BIOETHICS - Paris - On October 4, UNESCO will receive the SIBI award in Gijón, Spain, which the Sociedad Internacional de Bioética (SIBI) bestows every two years upon an individual, a group or an entity whose research, publications or teaching has made significant contributions to the field of bioethics.(...)Continue

[26.09.2002] - INTERNET IN THE SERVICE OF DEMOCRACY: A UNESCO SURVEY OF E-GOVERNANCE IN 15 COUNTRIES - Paris - The introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in government processes is fostering a closer relationship between citizens and states, pushing official bodies towards more transparency and accountability.(...)Continue
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[24.09.2002] - MINIMIZING DISASTER RISK FOR WORLD HERITAGE CITIES IN MOUNTAIN AREAS - Paris - Some of the world's most precious monuments - and the thousands of people living in or near them - are in mountainous areas prone to natural disasters. According to scientists, the 16th century site of Machu Picchu (Peru), a UNESCO World Heritage site perched 2,430 meters up in the Andes Cordillera, is threatened by a landslide. And experts say that the Kathmandu Valley (Nepal), another World Heritage site that boasts seven different monument zones, is at risk of a major earthquake.(...)Continue
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[18.09.2002] - INTERNATIONAL MOBILIZATION IN FAVOUR OF INTANGIBLE HERITAGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY - Istanbul (Turkey) - Representatives of 110 countries, among them 72 culture ministers, decided to develop "policies which aim at the identification, safeguarding, promotion and transmission of the intangible cultural heritage, particularly through information and education."(...)Continue
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[12.09.2002] - UNESCO WELCOMES RETURN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Paris - Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today warmly welcomed President Bush's announcement of the return of the United States to UNESCO, following an 18-year absence. The full text follows:(...)Continue
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[12.09.2002] - MINISTERS TO DISCUSS INTANGIBLE HERITAGE AS A MIRROR OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY - Paris - Languages, religious and social customs, songs, plays, dances, celebrations and craft skills distinguish cultures from one another and deserve to be preserved "for the good of humanity" and future generations just as much as the Egyptian pyramids or historic buildings in the centre of Quito.(...)Continue
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[11.09.2002] - UNESCO OUTLINES STRATEGY TO COMBAT DIGITAL DIVIDE - Paris - The free flow of information, made possible by the advent of new technologies such as the internet, holds enormous promise of cultural dialogue and mutual understanding, of quality education available throughout our lifetimes and of more vigorous and participative democratic processes.(...)Continue
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[10.09.2002] - LITERACY: GOVERNMENTS MUST ASSUME THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES SAYS UNESCO DIRECTOR-GENERAL - Paris- The goal established at the World Education Forum (Dakar, Senegal, 2000) to halve adult illiteracy by 2015 will not be met unless a massive effort is made in the coming years.(...)Continue
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[09.09.2002] - UNESCO CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL RATIFICATION OF THE 1970 CONVENTION, FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE SET BY KEY ART MARKET COUNTRIES - Paris - UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today congratulated Japan for its ratification of the 1970 Convention on the Prevention of the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.(...)Continue
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[06.09.2002] - UNESCO WELCOMES KABUL DECLARATION ON FREE MEDIA IN AFGHANISTAN - Paris - A formal recommendation to enshrine the principles of free speech and free media in the new Afghan constitution has been warmly welcomed by UNESCO.(...)Continue
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[06.09.2002] - YUGOSLAVIA PROMISES TO PUNISH ATTACKS AGAINST CULTURAL PROPERTY IN WARTIME - Paris - The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has pledged to set up legal procedures to punish attacks on cultural property in wartime by signing of the Second Protocol of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, otherwise known as the Hague Convention.(...)Continue
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[03.09.2002] - NO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT EDUCATION - Johannesburg, September 3 - A new vision of education for sustainable development was outlined yesterday by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura, President Gustavo Noboa of Ecuador, President Natsagiin Bagabandi of Mongolia and Education Minister Kader Asmal of South Africa, at a major symposium during the World Summit on Sustainable Development.(...)Continue
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[03.09.2002] - UNESCO VOICES STRONG SUPPORT FOR PRESS FREEDOM AT KABUL MEDIA SEMINAR - Paris - Declaring that democracy cannot be established without a "wide range of impartial and editorially independent information sources", UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today urged the Afghan Government to fulfill its pledge to diversify media outlets and "remove itself" from the media it controls.(...)Continue
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[02.09.2002] - STATISTICS SHOW SLOW PROGRESS TOWARDS UNIVERSAL LITERACY, AND MORE LITERATE WOMEN THAN EVER BEFORE - Paris - Almost 80 percent of the world's population aged 15 years and over is now literate, including more women than ever before, according to new figures from UNESCO released to mark this year's International Literacy Day (September 8).(...)Continue - Maps - Graphs
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