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Simone Veil
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Simone Veil
1927-2017
French stateswoman and magistrate.

1979, Paris. Speech by Simone Veil, then French Minister of Health, at a conference organized by the International Union of Family Organisations on the theme, "The Responsibilities of the Family in the Child's Upbringing," during the International Year of the Child proclaimed by UNESCO in 1979.
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Pablo Picasso
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Pablo Picasso
1881-1973
Spanish painter, sculptor.

29 March 1958, Vallauris, France. Interview with Pablo Picasso, along with Jean Cocteau and Georges Salles, at the presentation of Picasso’s oeuvre commissioned by UNESCO, La chute d’Icare.

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Miguel Angel Asturias
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Miguel Angel Asturias
1899-1974
Guatemalan poet, diplomat and laureate of the 1965 Nobel Prize for Literature.

1967, Paris. Miguel Angel Asturias discusses literature, his early poems, UNESCO's role in Latin America's economic development, and the meaning of the Nobel Prize for him. He follows with a reading of one of his poems.
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Amadou Hampate Ba
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Amadou Hampâté Bâ
1900-1991
Malian writer and ethnologist. Member of the UNESCO Executive Board from 1962 to 1970.

16 July 1974. Interview of Amadou Hampâté Bâ on the topic of “Considerations on the Sacred.” During his lifetime Hampâté Bâ was considered the “living memory of Africa.” The legendary phrase “In Africa, when an old man dies, a library burns” is attributed to him. In reality, Hampâté Ba declared, during a UNESCO meeting, “I consider the death of each of these holders of tradition akin to a fire that burns across unharvested cultural riches.”
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Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela
1918-2013
Homme d'État sud-africain.

Discours de Nelson Mandela à l’occasion de la remise du prix Felix Houphouët-Boigny pour la recherche de la Paix 1991.
03-02-1992
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Gisèle Halimi
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Gisèle Halimi
1927-2020
Avocate, militante féministe et femme politique franco-tunisienne.

Interview de Me Gisèle Halimi à l'occasion de la table ronde sur l'année internationale de la Femme (bilan et perspectives)
25-11-1975
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Indira Ghandi
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Indira Gandhi
1917-1984
Femme d’Etat indienne.

Interview d’Indira Gandhi, en tant que membre du Conseil exécutif de l’UNESCO.
1961
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Claude Lévi-Strauss
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Claude Lévi-Strauss
1908-2009
French anthropologist and ethnologist.

22 March 1971, Speech by Claude Lévi-Strauss at the opening session of the conference on the theme of Race and Culture, held at UNESCO during the International Year for Combating Racism and Racial Discrimination.
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