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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

November 1, 2014

Italian master Leonardo da Vinci's self-portrait in rare public exhibition in Turin

Exhibition of works on metal of the 1980s and 1990s by Robert Rauschenberg opens at Gagosian

First museum exhibition to explore Rubinstein's ideas opens at the Jewish Museum

Exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago includes 60 works never before seen in public

Exhibition at MoMA illuminates Dubuffet's radical experimentation with form and material

Iconic Cowardly Lion costume to reign over TCM and Bonhams' November auction

Major Symbolist work by Franz von Stuck to lead Sotheby's 19th Century European Art Sale

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver opens Mark Mothersbaugh career retrospective

Carnegie Museum of Art opens definitive retrospective of Duane Michals

Columbus Museum of Art acquires Andy Warhol and Trevor Paglen works of art

Art Taipei opens with more than 500 artists and over 3000 quality artworks

'Ernesto Neto: The Body That Gravitates on Me' on view at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum presents 'Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective'

Bullet from the first wartime aviation casualty to be auctioned in London

Artist Rooms on tour 2015: A year of photography

Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst opens exhibition of Belgian artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer's work

Social photography exhibition features deCordova's recent gift of Andy Warhol Polaroids

First US museum exhibition of the work of Polit-Sheer-Form-Office opens at the Queens Museum

Brooklyn Museum presents retrospective of artist Judith Scott

'Empire of the dead': Paris' Catacombs still entice visitors

Rare Francois Linke piano leads Fall Furniture and Decorative Arts Auctions at Bonhams

'Richard Meier: Collages' opens at the Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg

Sohei Nishino's new series of Diorama Maps on view at Michael Hoppen Gallery

The Limited Edition Montblanc Pen Collection to be offered at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions' Fine Pen sale

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

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