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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.







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February 21, 2017

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'Spiderman' thief gets eight years for $100m Paris art heist

Christie's London to offer the collection of the late Lord Weidenfeld GBE

A rare 1684 violin by Antonio Stradivari to be offered at Sotheby's London

British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage

Exhibition at the Doge's Palace presents works by Hieronymus Bosch

Artist Jenness Cortez exhibits her first Homage to Twentieth Century Masters

OMA/ Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten to design MPavilion 2017

Artworld unites to make art in aid of the Cure Parkinson's Trust for Cure3

Success at Ketterer Kunst: 1€ starting price stands test in online auction

Curators from Cuba invited to organize exhibition in Collaboration with the Bronx Museum

Henry Moore sculptures inspire new Burberry collection

Exhibition explores the complex history and legacy of architecture in Africa

Modern Art from a Palm Beach Collection features at Kaminski Auctions' February sale

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts acquires works by Sarah Anne Johnson

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg opens first institutional solo exhibition of photo artist Pieter Hugo in Germany

First West Coast presentation of Ulay's work on view at DEPART Foundation

Two new, original exhibitions on view at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Autographs from baseball elite among coveted lots at Heritage's Platinum Night Sports Auction

PIASA's Italian Design sale casts the spotlight on the famous interior architect Roberto Baciocchi

Jeu de Paume exhibits Ali Cherri's 'Somniculus'

Palais de Tokyo exhibits the work of Emmanuel Saulnier

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