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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 5, 2015

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Treasure hunters Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter, who claim discovery of Nazi 'gold train', go public

Sotheby's to offer the collection of transformative owner of Sotheby's: A. Alfred Taubman

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Archaeologists recover 17th century relicts from Poland's longest river, the Vistula

Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Franklin Sirmans named Director of Pérez Art Museum Miami

'Counter-Couture: Fashioning Identity in the American Counterculture' on view at Bellevue Arts Museum

'Corita Kent and the Language of Pop' exhibition opens at the Harvard Art Museums

Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat returns to France with exhibition at Daniel Templon

Bonhams to sell five significant and historic locomotives from early days of railways

UNIX Gallery opens second location in Houston with a group exhibition of gallery artists

For the first time in Europe, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky presents his project dedicated to water

Matt Saunders announced as 16th recipient of deCordova's annual Rappaport Prize

Rare and flawless gem from fabled Hope Collection to be sold at Bonhams

Powerful works of Bastian Börsig on view at Wagner & Partner in Berlin

Delaware Art Museum hosts community-curated exhibition 'Reconstructed Elements'

The Hyde Collection appoints new Director of External Affairs

Kalliopi Lemos wins the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize at Moving Image Istanbul

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