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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

August 2, 2015

Three exhibitions devoted to war, threat, and destruction open at museums in Dresden

Bodleian Libraries invite scholars, teachers and the public to explore its digital collections on new online portal

Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky's house on an island off Istanbul for sale for a mere $4.4 million

Artcurial announces its first sale ever in Hong Kong to be held October 5th & 6th

United Kingdom grants Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, reversing decision

Augmented reality app 'Refrakt' features paintings from the Gemäldegalerie

New generation of tall, skinny and expensive skyscrapers alters New York skyline

York Art Gallery acquires Grayson Perry's Melanie with help from the Art Fund

Build Your Own Pavilion: Serpentine searches for the UK's Young Architects

V&A commissions Havana-based artist collective Los Carpinteros for Europe 1600-1815 galleries installation

In the exhibition gallery at Boscobel, 'Every Kind of a Painter: Thomas Prichard Rossiter'

Interactive installation by Studio Job on view at Faena Art Center Buenos Aires

'Landscape: Transformation of an Idea Art from 1800 to the Present Day' on view at Neue Galerie Graz

Virginia Beahan's photographs of the Salton Sea on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Hermes to probe, punish 'cruelty' to crocs used for handbags

Art Dealers Association of America announces four new member galleries

Artifacts from the Canadian Museum of History showcase Champlain's journey through Ontario

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Plaza Project: Alexandre da Cunha

Light and Land on the Mall curated by Charlie Waite opens at the Mall Galleries

Seattle Art Fair opens to more than 4,000 visitors

Anicka Yi's 7,070,430K of Digital Spit on view at Kunsthalle Basel

Swarovski to celebrate London Design Festival with new installation by Kim Thomé at the V&A

2016 exhibition at the Denver Art Museum illustrates the artistic evolution of the samurai

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3.- Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei arrives in Germany, says Britain restricted his visa

4.- 'Feeding the Empire: Tales of food from Rome and Pompei' on view at Ara Pacis Museum

5.- Exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland

6.- British actress and singer Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take name off crocodile handbag

7.- Smithsonian Institution reveals identities of four lost leaders of Jamestown

8.- Rare medieval panel purchased by the National Gallery thanks to Ronald S Lauder

9.- Teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth in one of the world's most important prehistoric sites

10.- Exhibition presents all 17 works by Hopper in the Carnegie Museum of Art's collection

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