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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

May 28, 2015

'Gold and Ivory. Paris, Pisa, Florence, Siena 1250-1320' opens at the Louvre-Lens

Sotheby's Evening Sales of Latin American Art in New York total $16.2 million

SANAA selected to design landmark new building for Art Gallery of New South Wales

Christie's to offer important works by Tissot, Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Millais

Morris Everett's vast 196,000+ collection of vintage movie posters and other ephemera to be auctioned

Margaret Crane's prototype for first home pregnancy test, the Predictor, appears at auction

Hermann Historica reports excellent results in its sale from all fields of history and military history

Career-spanning exhibition of Balthus's paintings, drawings, and photographs opens at Gagosian

New sculptures in bronze, wood and stone by Tony Cragg on view at Lisson Gallery Milan

Matthew Barton Ltd. announces Decorative Works of Art Auction on 2 June

Korean artist Park Seo-Bo opens exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in New York

Unique Lincoln banner breezes past record, sells for $106,250 at Heritage Auctions

Ex Christie's International Director of Asian Art, Hugo Weihe, joins Saffronart as CEO

Survivor of Holy Roman Imperial luxury for sale at Bonhams

Highest ever successful online bid at Bonhams as Porsche 962 sells for £1.5 million

New series of sculptures and paintings by artist Sam Moyer on view at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen

SuicideGirls' Missy Suicide makes statement about Richard Prince's controversial art show

Space memorabilia brings $610,000 in Dallas auction

Currier Museum of Art announces hiring of Contemporary Arts Curator

New York 'Mad Men' exhibition extends to September 6

15 life-sized horse sculptures by Deborah Butterfield on view at Denver Botanic Gardens

Exhibition at Bertrand Delacroix Gallery presents men and women wearing colorful Mexican wrestling masks

Retrospective tells the story of one of Italy's greatest contemporary photographers

New Beginnings at Keats House

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2.- German police find Hitler's lost horse sculptures that vanished the year Berlin Wall fell

3.- New Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education appointed at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

4.- Chrysler Museum mourns passing of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Amy Brandt

5.- How Iraqi friar Najeeb Michaeel saved ancient Christian manuscripts from Islamic State

6.- Anish Kapoor sculpture 'Blood Mirror' surprises with surface and sound effects

7.- Sotheby's to offer the first painting to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt's trove of art

8.- Descendants of art collector Peggy Guggenheim go head to head in a French appeals court

9.- Vandalized statues from parks, gardens and public spaces restored at Argentine 'hospital'

10.- Unique 17th century portrait by British artist Mary Beale discovered at McMaster Museum of Art

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