03.10.2012 - UNESCO Office in Kabul

Deputy Special Representative of Secretary General visits UNESCO Office in Kabul

@UNESCO/M. Amin Sadiqi---Mr Michael Keating, DSRSG (R) and Mr. Paolo Fontani, Head of UNESCO Kabul(L)

On October 01, 2012 the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General to Afghanistan,Mr Michael Keating, visited the UNESCO Office in Kabul. Mr Keating had a meetingwith Mr Paolo Fontani, Head of the UNESCO Office, and then met the senior programme staff for an exchange on the development priorities of the country.

During his visit Mr Keating was briefed about the activities of UNESCO in Afghanistan in education, culture, and communication and information. Hecommended UNESCO for its work in key areas for the development of Afghanistan, particularly literacy and adult education, the preservation of the cultural heritage and the support to free media. Mr Keating stressed the importance for the United Nations to continue working closely with the government for institution building. 

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