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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 1, 2014

Sticks and Stones: David Chipperfield opens installation at the Neue Nationalgalerie

Philippines seizes art from a Manila property of former first lady Imelda Marcos

Micropia Museum: World's first microbe 'zoo' opens next to Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo

Christie's announces the fall sale of 19th Century European Art on October 27

'Misty' is the big attraction at the new exhibition 'Precious Things' at Copenhagen's Zoological Museum

Burokratopoly: East German dissident board game relaunched as a teaching aid for schools

Galerie Esther Woerdehoff opens exhibition about cars, from the fifties to nowadays

Multiplied 2014: Prints, photographs, digital art, artists' books, multiples at Christie's South Kensington

Artolease offers companies the opportunity to rent art throughout the United States

American Friends of Chantilly helps bring together the five paintings of the rare Fra Angelico Thebaide

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg spotlights Jamie Wyeth's portraits of Rudolf Nureyev A revolutionary guide to the international world of contemporary art

New website by the University of York charts mysteries surrounding the enigmatic Aero Girls

Christie's New York announces Sale of Important Jewels on October 22

Vatican to donate 100,000 euros to Auschwitz upkeep

Monumental English case clock to lead Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' sale

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen opens exhibition of works by Annette Messager

Exhibition at GL Strand presents more than 20 photographs by Wim Wenders

Modern masters from India and Pakistan head Bonhams sale in London

Sell-out day for Sellwood Collection of Parthian coins

First solo exhibition of KP Brehmer's work in the UK on view at Raven Row

Solo exhibition by Oreet Ashery on view at waterside contemporary

Mark Wallinger presents 'Labyrinth: A Journey Through London's Underground'

Linde Burkhardt's 'The Dowry of the Princess of Trebizond' on view at the International Design Museum

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Roman Emperor Augustus' frescoed rooms unveiled for first time after years of restoration

2.- First stage of the restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Adoration of the Magi' completed

3.- Hollywood actor and 'Conceptual artist' Shia LaBeouf runs around Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum

4.- Exhibition in Rome offers an original interactive journey to discover the city of Augustus

5.- Unique opportunity to see last two works by Rothko and Mondrian side by side

6.- Ai Weiwei explores human rights and freedom of expression in exhibition at Alcatraz

7.- UNESCO seeks answers from Egypt on more than 4,600-year-old 'damaged' pyramid

8.- International Center of Photography announces new Collections Center and Media Lab at Mana Contemporary

9.- British Museum explores the image of the witch and demonised female figures from 1450 until 1900

10.- 'Transformations: Classical Sculpture in Colour' on view at the Glyptotek in Copenhagen

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