Symposium explores opportunities presented by US re-entry into UNESCO

February 19, 2005--Washington, DC--After a 19-year absence, the United States rejoined UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, in October 2003. Subsequent opportunities for increased engagement and influence in UNESCO programs will be featured at a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. UNESCO promotes international cooperation among its 190 Member States and six Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.

"UNESCO: Opportunities Upon U.S. Re-entry" will take place on Saturday, February 19, from 2-5 pm at the Mariott Wardman Park Hotel as a component of the AAAS focus on international science that day. Expected attendees include representatives of professional organizations, NGOs, government, and academia.

Speakers in the symposium will present an overview of U.S. interests and priorities and opportunities for U.S. engagement in UNESCO's three major divisions, Education, Science, and Culture. Speakers are The Hon. Louise Oliver, U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO; Walter Erdelen, Assistant Director-General, Natural Sciences, UNESCO; Shirley Malcom, Director of Education and Human Resources Programs, AAAS:, Bruce Alberts, immediate past president of the National Academies of Science; and Terry Garcia, Executive Vice President, National Geographic Society.

Moderator for the session's discussion period is Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished Professor, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland and former Director of the National Science Foundation.


Contact: Lily Schuermann
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. 2007 National Soybean Rust Symposium to be held in Louisville, KY
2. Smithsonian hosts Polar Science Symposium to celebrate International Polar Year 2007-2008
3. Envisat Symposium 2007 kicks off in Switzerland
4. NAS announces Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience
5. Symposium Changes on Earth honors Yale Geologist Robert Berner
6. 2006 National Soybean Rust Symposium deadlines approaching
7. Center for Sensory Biology Inaugural Symposium
8. 18th EORTC -- NCI -- AACR Symposium
9. Symposium at Yale to honor Mary Helen Goldsmith and auxin research
10. Symposium will explore sciences next great ideas
11. Symposium Environmental Change in Siberia -- Insights From Earth Observation and Modeling

Post Your Comments:

(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 25, 2021 , ... Phlexglobal announced ... Planet Group, has selected Phlexglobal and its innovative regulatory SaaS software, PhlexSubmission, as ... a comprehensive review of five regulatory software companies, with the review team including ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... 25, 2021 , ... The 2021 Virtual Conference on Clinical Trial Supply-Europe ... More and more, clinical trial supply conferences are featuring speakers and forums that ... Asymmetrex’s founder and CEO, James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., presented a talk ...
(Date:3/23/2021)... ... March 23, 2021 , ... G-CON Manufacturing (G-CON), the ... by Matica Biotechnology (Matica Bio), a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) specializing ... the cleanroom build out for its new GMP production facility in College Station, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 24, 2021 , ... ... Life Sciences and Healthcare firms of all sizes, adds depth to its team ... specialist. Pardillo, who earned his doctorate in computational chemistry from Florida International University ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... March 24, 2021 , ... ABI Wellness, ... and reporting approach designed under CEO Mark Watson, today announced a webinar dedicated ... featuring guest speakers Dr. Cameron Clark, Neuropsychologist and Founder of Sharp Thinking, and ...
(Date:3/27/2021)... ... ... The Xtalks editorial team is pleased to announce the launch of the ... joined by editorial team members Ayesha Rashid, Sydney Perelmutter and Mira Nabulsi to discuss ... including insights from industry experts. , The Xtalks Life Science podcast will feature ...
(Date:3/23/2021)... Conn. (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2021 , ... ... develops solutions for characterizing microbiome populations down to the strain level, recently unveiled ... applications. , Not all microbes are created equal: some are easy to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: