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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.

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March 31, 2015

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The only sculpture by Michelangelo to be found in Spain goes on view at the Prado Museum

Christie's South Kensington announces a sale of European Noble & Private Collections

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Tracey Emin's iconic 'My Bed' returns to Tate Britain for first time in fifteen years

York Art Gallery to reopen on 1 August 2015 following an £8 million transformation

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Michael Rush, founding Director of Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, dies

Organic Sculpture: Group exhibition including works by fifteen artists on view at Alison Jacques Gallery

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Art historian Arturo Galansino is the new Director General of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

New displays and loans to enjoy for free at the National Gallery this Easter

Inland Vintage Market to operate first Sunday of every month at Cal Poly Pomona

University of Richmond Museums opens two new exhibitions

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces new Chief Financial Officer

Russian watercolour is top lot at Roseberys Auction of Paintings, Watercolours and Prints

Sotheby's unveils renderings for second annual Designer Showhouse

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Francis Oakley named Interim Director of Clark Art Institute

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