24 August 2004
In Focus

Exploring the history of the Slave Trade sheds light on the evolution of African, American, European and West Indian societies and provides an understanding of the interactions engendered by history, geography and culture.

Sans-Souci Palace, Haiti © K.M. Pagé 
The Struggle against Slavery: International Year 2004
The Slave Trade and its Abolition: A Day of Remembrance
The Slave Route: From Chains to Bonds
Breaking the Silence: An educational project
"Lest we forget": A virtual exhibition
Tolerance, equality and sharing: Message from the Director-General
News and Events

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, took part on Monday 23 August in the celebrations at the Organization’s Headquarters marking International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

Training course in Central Asian archaeology
Otrar/Turkestan, Kazakhstan
23 08 2004 - 01 09 2004 A Central Asian Regional Training Course in The Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites and Structures in mud-brick is being organized by the UNESCO Division of Cultural Heritage, the UNESCO Office in Almaty, and Aachen University (Germany).

Commemoration of the Slave Trade
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
20 08 2004 - 02 09 2004 The National Commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is organizing a month-long exhibition and a series of lecture-debates in the schools and universities of Kinshasa to celebrate this commemoration.

UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2004 at ISEA 2004
Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn
20 08 2004 - The UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2004 presented at the 12th International Symposium of Electronic Arts, taking place in Helsinki, Stockholm and Tallinn (14-22 August 2004).

UNESCO celebrates International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition with a Series of Cultural Events
19 08 2004 - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23, celebrated at UNESCO Headquarters with poetry, historical debate, exhibition and cinema.

Director-General invites young researchers to apply for UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi fellowships
18 08 2004 - UNESCO is calling on young researchers with advanced degrees (M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) in developing countries to apply to the UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowship Programme for fellowships ranging from US$ 6,000 to US$ 10,000. The amount varies according to duration and place of study.

International Congress of Asian and North African Studies
Moscow, Russian Federation
16 08 2004 - 21 08 2004 During the 37th Congress held in Moscow, Russian Federation, a workshop was organized on the subject of "Caravanserais of Eurasia and Caravan Routes".

UNESCO Project for Digitizing Recordings of Traditional Chinese Music Concluded
02 08 2004 - The celebrated recordings of traditional Chinese music housed in the Music Research Institute (MRI) of the Chinese Academy of Arts are now readily accessible to researchers thanks to a UNESCO "Memory of the World" project.

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