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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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April 28, 2015

From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: Exhibition of French porcelain opens at The Frick Collection

Last of its kind Vickers Supermarine Spitfire to be auctioned at Christie's London

Doig, Twombly, Baselitz, Rauschenberg and Holler to be featured at the 2015 Venice Biennale

Masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt and other masters on view again at Alte Pinakothek

Exhibition of three sculptures by Robert Therrien on view at Gagosian London

Saint Louis Art Museum exhibition tells the story of Hieronymus Bosch's afterlife in print

Elvis Presley's planes, The Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II, staying put at Graceland

Exhibition of new work by Theaster Gates opens at White Cube Bermondsey

Diango Hernández to show three new bodies of work at Marlborough Contemporary

New York's Madison Ancient Tribal Arts Fair slated for May 14-17th at the Arader Galleries Mansion

MAD foregrounds women's contribution to Postwar visual culture and explores their legacy

Retrospective show of Italian artist Giuseppe Uncini opens at Cardi Gallery

Espace Fondation EDF opens retrospective exhibition of the work of Pol Bury

Russia jails three for WWII memorial 'twerk'

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones: Mel Ziegler exhibits at Galerie Perrotin

Finnish artist Risto-Pekka Blom opens exhibition in the Hirshhorn's Black Box space

Piet Jonker announces exclusive auction of antique garden sculpture and ornaments

The Ringling Museum of Art debuts Greenfield Prize commissioned works by Trenton Doyle Hancock

Japanese photography responds to 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in MFA exhibition

Artist Clare Charnley encourages lambs to play at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

First monographic exhibition dedicated to Martial Raysse on view at Palazzo Grassi

From Tate Modern to Hastings: Ibrahim El-Salahi to exhibit at the Jerwood Gallery

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