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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 26, 2014

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid stages first Hubert de Givenchy retrospective

Landmark exhibition of Claude Monet's paintings of the River Seine opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Christie's to offer works from the Maximilian Schell Estate, across several auctions

Exhibition in Pasadena examines Norton Simon's purchase of Duveen Brothers Gallery

The Walters celebrates its 80th anniversary with 'From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story'

Master of Color: Kunstmuseum Bern shows an overview of the work of Swiss painter Augusto Giacometti

TMA acquires 'The Liberation of St. Peter' by 17th-century Italian artist Luca Giordano

Italy to open Nero's Golden House for weekend tourists; Restoration works to continue

Red Giant Publishing announces new limited edition book Resonators by Scarlet Page

First retrospective in nearly twenty years of work by Imi Knoebel opens at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

MAXXI in Rome is completely emptied out, laid bare, and filled with sound installations

High brings Luca della Robbia's marble Cantoria panels to the U.S. for the first time

Norman Rockwell photographs now accessible to the public and researchers for the first time

Earth Orbit 98 by Robert McCall brings record $245,000 at Heritage Auctions

Work in Ladd brothers' exhibition draws from shared childhood memories

House No 7 in Scotland wins the 2014 Stephen Lawrence Prize

First New York solo exhibition of Modernist Judith Lauand's work opens at Driscoll Babcock Galleries

Art Institute of Chicago presents 'Ghosts and Demons in Japanese Prints'

Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow opens three concurrent exhibitions

Solo exhibition of new paintings by Bettina Blohm opens at Marc Straus

MoMA PS1 and Bob and Roberta Smith invite you to throw your art away

'70 Years of Italian Couture and Glamour' opens at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Croatian artist David Maljković exhibits at Palais de Tokyo

The Phillips Collection presents Bernardi Roig's sculptural works addressing existential dualities

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

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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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