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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 13, 2016

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Creative Time announces Deputy Director Katie Hollander as new Executive Director

Exhibition at Princeton University Art Museum chronicles Jewish culture in America

ARKEN exhibits the work of performance pioneer and rebellious feminist Niki de Saint Phalle

Masterworks from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation at Tampa Museum of Art examine the human figure

Exhibition at Haus der Kunst covers all periods of James Casebere's 40-year artistic career

£2M Auerbach leads sequence of smashed estimates in Bonhams' Post-War and Contemporary Sale

Works by El Anatsui, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Maya Lin on view at Jack Shainman Gallery

Four summer houses to join the pavilion as Serpentine architecture programme expands for 2016

Pointe-à-Callière presents the first major exhibition dedicated to Québec archaeology

Stedelijk Museum exhibits a newly acquired site-specific installation by Saskia Noor van Imhoff

San Jose Museum of Art presents first U.S. museum exhibition devoted to Japanese artist Tabaimo

Raimund Thomas awarded the Art Cologne Prize 2016

Turkish artist Seç kin Pirim joins C24 Gallery

David Ligare exhibition opens at Georgia Museum of Art

Exhibition at Vienna's Secession presents fifty paintings by Dike Blair

"Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh" opens at the Williams College Museum of Art

Original artworks by New Orleans and other regional artists will headline Crescent City auction

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Official 2016 White House ornament commemorates 1929 White House West Wing fire

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