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Michael Abiola Omolewa to Preside
PARIS, FRANCE.- UNESCO’s General Conference, currently holding its 32nd session, has elected Michael Abiola Omolewa, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO, as its President for the next two years. He replaces Ahmad Jalali of Iran. A graduate in African History (1964) and History of Administration (1973) from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria), Mr Omolewa has led a distinguished academic and administrative career, focused mainly on the development of adult education both in Nigeria, at the country’s leading universities and various state education authorities, as well as in the international arena.

Mr Omolewa has served on UNESCO’s Executive Board since 1999. He is also the Vice-President of UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (Geneva, Switzerland), a member of the Executive Board of the International Standing Conference on the History of Education (ISCHE) and a member of the Government Advisory Council of the International Baccalaureate Organization. He is on the editorial boards of several leading education journals, including the International Journal of Higher Education, and has served as a consultant to numerous international aid agencies.

The General Conference, UNESCO’s supreme governing body, brings together all of the Organization’s Member States (currently 190) every two years. It determines UNESCO’s Programme whose implementation is overseen by the Executive Board. The 32nd session of the General Conference opened today and will last until October 17.

Today's News

October 21, 2014

Dr. Brian May lends rare Victorian collection of stereographic photographs to Tate Britain

Sotheby's to auction three remarkable paintings by Claude Monet from a private American collection

Nazmiyal Auctions offers tempting antique & vintage rug options for investing in your home décor

Wexner Center for the Arts opens first-ever exhibition of Wexner Family collection

Glitterati Incorporated announces the publication of 'Bullfight: Paintings and Works on Paper by Fernando Botero'

'Heinz Mack: From ZERO to Today, 1955-2014' on view at Sperone Westwater

German edition of the 'Neunte Deutsche Bibel' to be offered at Ketterer Kunst

Iconic canvases by the father of American landscape painting on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art

'Either or, Or both: Nate Cassie & Ethel Shipton' on view at Ruiz-Healy Art in San Antonio

Exhibition at Palais de Tokyo offers visitors a passage to the interior of the self

Morphy's to auction massive collection of Western antiques from now-closed Wild West Museum, Oct. 31-Nov. 2

'Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography' now on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Jeffrey M. Greer joins Heritage Auctions as Vice President of Marketing

Parasol unit 10th Anniversary Auction raises millions and breaks records at Sotheby's

Carnegie Museum of Art collections research contributes to upcoming reinstallation

India Art Fair 2015: Curated focus brings increased diversity and enhanced quality under one roof

Exhibition presents The Parisian Hôtel particulier in drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts

Rothschild pistols seized by the Nazis in 1939 and stored in a salt mine during WWII for sale at Bonhams

Bonhams to offer rare museum-quality Augsburg 'Kunstkammer' cabinet

Vase that celebrates 'Women's Liberation' in China 300 years ago heads English collection at Bonhams

Artist studio built in 1937 named National Historic Landmark

Group show at Gallery Molly Krom brings together the work of five abstract artists

Solo show by French artist Anais Tondeur on view at GV Art

iOS app enables people to get free appraisals, instantly list and buy auction items on-the-go

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