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Ten years to develop centres of excellence in Africa


The African Union (AU), its New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and UNESCO are to oversee a programme for developing up to 30 regional centres of excellence on the African continent over the next ten years (More)

Time to regulate deep-sea gold rush, experts say

Unexplored until recently, the deep seabed is home to organisms found nowhere else on Earth. (More)

Fellowships for African physicists

UNESCO has launched the Mori Fellowships scheme to enable 20 PhD candidates per year from Sub-Saharan Africa to finalize their doctoral research at UNESCO's Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. (More)

21 projects help to engineer a better world

The development projects of twenty one teams of young engineers have won Mondialogo Engineering Awards worth a total of €300,000. (More)

GRASP vows to curb great ape loss by 2010

The First Intergovernmental Meeting on the Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP) has adopted a strategy and work plan for protecting the great apes and their habitat. (More)

Seven natural sites enrich World Heritage

Vredefort Dome in South Africa is one of seven natural sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on 14 July, bringing the total to 160 natural sites and 24 mixed sites of outstanding universal value. (More)

23 new Biosphere Reserves

Twenty-two new sites in 17 countries, as well as one transboundary site shared by Senegal and Mauritania, have been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, bringing the network to 482 sites in 102 countries. (More)

Saudi Arabia gives boost to Palestinian higher education

The Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Palestinian People committed US$15.2 million on 14 September to a UNESCO programme for the benefit of Palestinian universities and students in need. (More)

 
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