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La réforme de 1991 a amendé l'article V de l'Acte constitutif concernant la qualité des membres du Conseil exécutif. Depuis la 27e session de la Conférence générale (1993), le Conseil est composé d'États membres et non plus de personnes (26 C/Rés., 19.3).
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MemberMr George W.L. Thomas1989-1993133-142

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Comité intergouvernemental pour l'éducation physique et le sport
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Interventions des Chefs des Délégations à la Conférence générale lors du débat de politique générale

36 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Mrs. Fatou Lamine Faye, Minister of Basic and Secondary Education

Speech delivered during the General Policy Debate of the 36th session of the General Conference and posted as received

35 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Mrs. Fatou Lamine Faye, Minister of Basic and Secondary Education

“(…) May I use this opportunity to extend sincere apologies on behalf of His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia, for not being able to address the General Conference on the 7th October as planned due to unavoidable circumstances. However, on behalf of my delegation, I wish to thank the Director General for extending the invitation.”
“(…) May I also use this opportunity to congratulate, H. E. Ambassador Irina Bokova for her nomination to take over from Mr. Matsuura as Director General. As a woman I am proud to associate myself with her subsequent appointment and The Gambia looks forward to collaborating with her in many fronts.”
“(…) As 2015, the date set for the achievement of the Education for All and Millennium Development Goals approaches, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in The Gambia continues to be committed to strengthening quality in the education system and expanding access through social inclusion.”
“(…) The development of a nation rests on the strength of its human resource base. Taking this into consideration, President Jammeh has brought higher education, research, science and technology under his purview.”
“(…) Collaborative efforts with UNESCO in the area of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) are ongoing and we will continue to redouble our efforts to strengthen this linkage.”
“(…) Cultural tourism is an important component of our tourism package. Hence funding was obtained to stem erosion and restore the structure at James Island which is a World Heritage Site.”
“(…) The Gambia continues to prioritise youth development that will not only make them acquire the right skills to participate meaningfully in the Gambian labour market, but will also prepare them to fully take part in international events.”
“(…) The contribution of new ICTs to the development of any nation cannot be over-emphasized.”

34 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Ms Fatou L. Faye, Secretary of State for Education

“I am pleased to inform you that, in the Gambia, more attention is being given to the education sector with the creation, in January 2007, of a new Department of State for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology. The move, among other things, has resulted in an increased budget for the entire education sector, which further demonstrates government’s commitment to the sector in our country’s development agenda.”
“It is gratifying to note that with the creation of the new Department of State for Higher Education, we, at the Department of State for Basic and Secondary Education, are now able to focus, in greater detail, on problems of education associated with access, retention, quality, relevance, early childhood education and adult literacy, under our expanded vision of basic education. […] Considering the urgency attached to literacy by the recently concluded Africa regional conference on literacy held in Bamako, I am happy to inform you that the Department of State for Basic and Secondary Education has embarked on setting up a taskforce which will include all relevant stakeholders to work on more suitable strategies to mobilize additional resources from government, the development partners and other funding sources in order to expand the ongoing literacy programme in the country.”
“Since the Gambia has been included in the list of countries to benefit from UNESCO’s support for literacy through the Literacy Initiative For Empowerment (LIFE), the taskforce will also be assigned to further study existing literacy and post-literacy programmes with a view to consolidating and replicating the successful ones in other parts of the country.”
“Various interventions under the EFA Fast Track Initiative, the World Bank and the African Development Bank funded Education III Project, coupled with government resources, have been supporting our activities related to basic education.”
“I would like to thank the UNESCO Director-General for supporting the training of our educational planners at the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and for assisting us with the introduction of a National Educational Statistical Information System (NESIS) in our education system. All these are in line with the objectives of the Gambia’s Education Sector Strategic Plan 2006-2015.”
“In the communication and information technology area, […] the Gambia Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Centres have been proactive in establishing the nucleus of a community multi-media centre in the Lower River Region with funding from the Participation Programme.”
“In the culture sector, significant achievements have been registered. […] The Senegambian Stone Circles was inscribed in the World Heritage List in July 2006. In addition, the National Centre for Arts and Culture, in collaboration with its Senegalese counterparts, are jointly implementing a UNESCO funded project on the preservation of the traditions of the Kankurang, a local Gambian masquerade and others from the Senegalese side, as part of our programmes in the area of intangible heritage. This year, some funding was obtained from UNESCO for the renovation of the facilities at Wassu Stone Circles, which is one of the major monuments in the Gambia. It is hoped that under the current Participation Programme, approval would be granted to address the conservation issues at Fort Bullen, a World Heritage site in the Gambia.”
“In conclusion, I wish to take this opportunity to enjoin UNESCO to continue to support, particularly developing nations like ours, in our strive towards the achievement of the Education for All and Millennium Development Goals.”