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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 23, 2014

Head of near-intact marble sphinx discovered at mysterious fourth century BC Greek tomb

Christie's Shanghai opens doors: New international art venue and offices in China

Exhibition of new work by John Baldessari opens at Marian Goodman Gallery

Nicholas Serota, director of the UK's Tate is number 1 in this year's edition of the ArtReview Power 100

Rare Abstract Avant-Garde paintings lead Sotheby's inaugural 20th Century Art: A Different Perspective Sale

Private collections featuring works by Warhol, Calder, Bertoia and more come to auction at Freeman's

Outstanding collection surveying the career of Pablo Picasso to be presented by Sotheby's

Rare and important Aztec deity highlights African, Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Auction at Bonhams

Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One Design Competition submissions revealed

A rare oil by last of the Pre-Raphaelites highlights 19th century European Paintings Auction

New Britain Museum of American Art Director Douglas Hyland to retire Autumn 2015

Quinn & Farmer to offer early Cy Twombly self-portrait at Oct. 25 Furniture, Art & Decorative Art Auction

Solo exhibition of Ursula von Rydingsvard's work opens at Galerie Lelong in New York

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts launches new program with exhibition by Simon Fujiwara

Andy Warhol's 'Flowers' leads $2.2 million Prints & Multiples Auction at Bonhams

In constant motion: Richard Serra's 'Waxing Arcs' on view at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

British Library portal gives teachers gateway to Arabic studies and new research on Gulf

Exhibition of works by Paul Winstanley and Luke Skiffington opens at Sobering Gallery

Works from leading private collections contribute to $12.5 million sale at Christie's Dubai

Solo exhibition of new work by Abelardo Morell opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

'Genizot: Repositories of Memory', a poignant new installation opens at Royal Ontario Museum

Chris Fitzpatrick appointed new director at Kunstverein München

Davis Museum appoints new curators, Claire Whitner and Meredith Fluke

Exhibition of black and white photographs by Tina Barney opens at Janet Borden, Inc.

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1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

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