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  • Ancilla, a victim of the Rwandan genocide, speaks

    Commemorating the Rwandan Genocide

    The U.S. Mission to UNESCO was pleased to support the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by co-sponsoring an exhibit of survivor testimonies at UNESCO headquarters. Above, genocide survivor Ancilla tells her story.

  • Herbie Hancock

    International Jazz Day to be held in Osaka

    The United States welcomes the selection of Osaka, Japan as the Global Host City for International Jazz Day on April 30, 2014. The Osaka celebration will star Herbie Hancock, pictured above, and feature jazz artists such as Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding and Gregory Porter.

  • DAS Nerissa Cook with Director General Bokova (UNESCO/P. Jiang-Choo)

    DAS Nerissa Cook Visits UNESCO

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Nerissa Cook stressed the United States' commitment to UNESCO during meetings with Director General Irina Bokova and other officials, and expressed a desire to see U.S.-UNESCO cooperation deepen in areas such as anti-discrimination, oceans and public-private partnerships.

  • UNESCO Honorary Ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust Education, Dr. Samuel Pisar (UNESCO/Nora Houguenade)

    Holocaust Remembrance Day at UNESCO

    UNESCO commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a series of events, including an exhibition by the USC Shoah Foundation and a powerful speech by Honorary Ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust Education Samuel Pisar, pictured above.

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