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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Also called UNESCO. An organization within the United Nations that promotes greater respect for the rule of law, freedom of the press, freedom of speech and other areas. UNESCO fosters scientific development through education and the administration of several institutes of learning. It was created in 1945 and is based in Paris.
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The chief also expressed concern over climate change, saying many of the heritage sites on the list of the UNESCO are unfortunately affected by global warming and climate change, especially at the marine sites.
Bokova added that the past cooperation and trust between COMSATS and UNESCO has led to the unanimous decision of the UNESCO Executive Board to enter into cooperative ties with COMSATS.
Laroche expressed pleasure with being in Iran and said that Iran and UNESCO have always had good cooperation for a long time.
In addition, two Kazakhstani natural reservation parks - Katon-Karagay and Akzhayik - will soon be included into the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
UNESCO is clearly expressing concern that the reef remains in decline and they are very keen to see the plan that will turn it around, Leck told ABC.
These contributions have been valued by the UNESCO who officially invited a representative from CIIT Wah to attend the Closing Ceremony of UNESCO's International Year of Water Cooperation 2013 in Mexico City in 2013.
He did not elaborate though, which other organization could do so or if UNESCO could accept the Earth Anthem written and produced by Abhay K as the official anthem till it organizes a global competition.
Kudumo also said, that during session, the general conference also consider and approve the UNESCO Medium Term Strategy for 2014-2021 and the Programme and Budget for 2014-2017 as well as elect the new UNESCO Director-General on 12 November 2013 (Next week, Tuesday).
Both countries missed a 1100 GMT Friday deadline to provide an official justification for non-payment and a plan to pay back missed dues, a UNESCO source told Reuters.
A statement issued by Jordan and Palestine State Delegations to UNESCO said the mission will start its work in Jerusalem on May 15, 2013 and it has to present its report and recommendations before June 1st, 2013, just before the beginning of the World Heritage Committee 37th session.
The high quality of the projects that applied this year comes to prove the importance of the program not only for young women scientists in Bulgaria, but also for the entire scientific community in the country," UNESCO Director-General, Bulgarian Irina Bokova, said in a written address to the ceremony.
Summary: ABU DHABI - Closer ties between UNESCO and Abu Dhabi have been explored in a meeting in Paris between a delegation from the emirate led by Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and UNESCO's Director General, Irina Bokova.