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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

September 15, 2014

1297 Magna Carta takes centre stage at newly launched City of London Heritage Gallery

Exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Karel Appel on view at Blum & Poe

Exhibition of new paintings by Paul McCarthy opens at Hauser & Wirth in London

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Contemporary Asian Art Autumn Sales 2014

Zaha Hadid installation for ME by Meliá opens at the V&A as part of the London Design Festival 2014

KAWS returns to Los Angeles with new drawings, paintings, and sculpture at Honor Fraser Gallery

Peabody Essex Museum acquires rare and historic textiles made for export to the Netherlands

Solo exhibition of Brooklyn based artist José Parlá on view at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Exhibition of more than portraits by American photographer Greg Gorman opens at galerie hiltawsky

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces Fine Chinese Paintings Autumn Sale on 7 October

Exhibition of new work by Laurent Grasso opens at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York

Recent and older artworks by Claude Viallat on view at Galerie Daniel Templon in Brussels

The world's longest running exhibition opens at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design

Exhibition at Bohun Gallery presents over 40 etchings by Julian Trevelyan

Drawing by Vicken Parsons spans the entire glass facade of award-winning gallery

Reading Public Museum opens 'Call to Duty: World War Posters'

Changing Truth: Exhibition of works by Claas Gutsche opens at Wagner+Partner

Ghosts of the Great Highway: Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz opens exhibition at Tracy Williams Ltd.

New photo exhibition at the New York Transit Museum follows the path of the railroad in New York State

Exhibition of a new set of drawings by Fiona Rae opens at Buchmann Galerie Berlin

New exhibition exploring black presences in 19th and early 20th century Britain opens at Autograph ABP

Domestic Wildcards: Karsten Födinger opens exhibition at RaebervonStenglin

Ravestijn Gallery presents the work of photographer Vincent Fournier

Anri Sala exhibits in Baltimore Museum of Art's dynamic contemporary wing

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