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Cambodia and Thailand agree to UN-sponsored meeting over temple damage


March 12th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia and Thailand on Friday agreed to a United Nations-sponsored meeting over the damage caused to an historic temple during the recent border clashes.Representatives from both countries ... Read more...

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Unesco general conference opens in Paris


October 6th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 6 (DPA) Representatives from Unesco's 193 members gathered in Paris Tuesday for the opening of the organisation's bi-annual general conference. The aim of the 17-day meeting is to determine policies and ... Read more...

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Unesco fails again to elect new head


September 19th, 2009 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 19 (DPA) Unesco again failed to elect a successor to outgoing director-general Koichiro Matsuura Friday as controversial Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosny fell well short of receiving the necessary majority. According ... Read more...

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Nine candidates in fray for UNESCO chief


June 9th, 2009 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 9 (Xinhua) Nine candidates are in the fray for the top job at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), officials said. Current UNESCO director-general Koichiro Matsuura will end ... Read more...

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UNESCO honours murdered Sri Lankan journalist


May 4th, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Doha, May 3 (DPA) A murdered Sri Lankan journalist was Sunday posthumously awarded the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize during a ceremony held in the Qatari capital. The ceremony honouring Lasantha Wickrematunge ... Read more...

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Over 100 girls’ school destroyed in FATA by Taliban: UN


April 3rd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.3 (ANI): Months of suppressive acts and attacks on educational institutions, teachers, and students has created a 'shocking situation' in the Swat Valley with over 100 girls' school being destroyed ... Read more...

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UAE, Unesco sign cooperation pact


April 1st, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin
Paris, April 1 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Unesco have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for safeguarding the region's culture, heritage and antiquities. UAE Minister of Culture, Youth ... Read more...

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UNESCO chief hails India’s commendable strides in literacy campaign


November 29th, 2007 - 7:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): UNESCO's Director General Koichiro Matsuura on Thursday praised India for the successful implementation of Education For All (EFA) campaign in the country. "India is among the countries that ... Read more...

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Arjun Singh to attend Unesco General Conference


November 14th, 2007 - 2:17 am ICT by admin
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