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    UNESCO's Slave Route Project Turns Twenty

    On September 10, 2014, UNESCO marked the 20th anniversary of the Slave Route Project with day-long celebration at the organization’s headquarters in Paris. Above, Ambassador Nix-Hines, Director-General Bokova and Slave Route Spokesperson Marcus Miller release doves to symbolize the triumph of freedom over oppression.

  • Crystal Nix-Hines with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova

    Ambassador Nix-Hines Assumes Her Duties

    On Friday, August 8, 2014, the United States Permanent Representative to UNESCO, Ambassador Crystal Nix-Hines, presented her credentials to UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.

  • UNESCO Director General Bokova and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Forest Whitaker celebrate the graduation of 200 women literacy trainers in Juba, South Sudan (UNESCO image)

    The U.S. and UNESCO Celebrate Literacy Day

    UNESCO uses Literacy Day to remind the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning. Above, UNESCO Director General Bokova and Goodwill Ambassador Forest Whitaker celebrate the graduation of 200 women literacy trainers in Juba, South Sudan.

  • Justice O'Connor with Ambassador Nix-Hines and Family

    Crystal Nix-Hines is Sworn in as U.S. Ambassador

    On July 16, 2014, Crystal Nix-Hines took the oath of office as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in the Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

  • Release of UNESCO “Teaching Respect for All” Educational Guide

    Release of UNESCO “Teaching Respect for All” Educational Guide

    On July 17, 2014, UNESCO announced the successful completion and release of Teaching Respect for All, a set of guidelines and materials for educators to integrate into existing curricula to promote tolerance and respect for all regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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