Arjun Singh to attend Unesco General Conference

November 14th, 2007 - 2:17 am ICT by admin  
Singh is leaving for Paris tonight along with two Members of Parliament — Sachin Pilot and Supriya Sadanand Sule, Secretary (Higher Education), Secretary (School Education and Literacy) and other members of the delegation.

He will attend the plenary meeting and the General Policy Debate being held from October 16-20, and will address the session on October 19. He will also be addressing the Ministerial Round Table on the same day, on “The right to education and the right to development”.

Bilateral meetings with the Education Ministers of Afghanistan, Belgium, Brazil, France, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal and South Africa have also been fixed.

Singh would also host a reception on October 17, for the key participants of the Conference and a lunch in the honour of Koichiro Matsuura, Director General, UNESCO on October 20.

The minister will return to India on October 21. (ANI)

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