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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

November 28, 2015

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Art Loss Register successfully resolves case of Anish Kapoor 'Water Pendant'

Hauser & Wirth announces worldwide representation of the estate of David Smith

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey places export bar on Dieric Bouts' St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child

To mark 100 years of the Dada movement, Kunsthaus Zürich digitizes Dada collection; Results online in 2016

China authorities 'shut down' anti-violence art show: Organiser and curator Cui Guangxia

Four pre-Inca tombs found in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Lima

Lawren Harris masterpieces propel Heffel's fall sale to national fine art auction record

Masterstrokes of a 20th century legend: Christie's to offer a series of exceptional paintings by Zhang Daqian

Group exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey brings together paintings by close to fifty artists

The Fondation Beyeler launches Speed Art, a rapid reaction game about the works in its collection

Rem Hoolhaas wins international competition to design The Factory Manchester

"Me and You: Mario Testino and Ed van der Elsken" opens at Annet Gelink gallery

Contemporary art triumphs at outstanding Dorotheum auction week

First major solo survey exhibition of designer, inventor and artist Joris Laarman on view in Groningen

The second edition of major commissioning initiative Jerwood Open Forest announced

Exhibition at Ingleby Gallery considers the idea of artistic positions that have been hard won

Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music's glass ceiling

UK photographer McCullin says wars now harder to cover

First solo show of Simon Denny's work in London on view at the Serpentine Gallery

'Tokyo Story' star Setsuko Hara, muse of Ozu, dies at 95

Tintin expert named Britain's first professor of comics

First solo exhibition of young talent Wouter van der Laan opens at Galerie Rianne Groen

Christine Sun Kim makes her debut in the UK at Carroll/Fletcher

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1.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

2.- Israel accidentally finds ancient mosaic that served as pavement for a courtyard in a villa

3.- The address of Johannes Vermeer's the Little Street discovered by Rijksmuseum curator

4.- The nine lives of Russia's Hermitage cats that root out unwanted guests: Rodents

5.- Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

6.- 17th century letters at Museum of Communication reveal refugees 'sense of loss'

7.- New museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin opens in Zhejiang Province, China

8.- Who are the most prolific art collectors in the US today?

9.- Rubens House brings newly discovered study for a portrait by Van Dyck to Antwerp

10.- "The Nude in the XX and XXI century" curated by Jane Neal opens at Sotheby's S/2 London

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