Herbie Hancock welcomes U.S. Creative Cities @UNESCO

The United States Mission to UNESCO welcomed representatives from each of the six American UNESCO Creative Cities to Paris on the eve of the 2017 Creative Cities meetings. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue, and American Jazz icon Herbie Hancock opened the event with a speech highlighting the transformative power of creativity to bring people ...
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Explanation of Vote by the United States on item 201 EX/31

Explanation of Vote by the United States on item 201 EX/31 Statement as delivered on May 2, 2017 The United States regrets that the Executive Board was again presented with a one-sided resolution on which our position is well-known.  It is our view that going forward, Members should engage in a more constructive manner to ...
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Explanation of Vote by the United States on item 201 EX/30

Explanation of Vote by the United States on item 201 EX/30 Statement as delivered on May 2, 2017   The United States expresses its strong opposition to this agenda item.  While changed somewhat from the draft decision text since the last Executive Board session, these revisions are still insufficient, and the very agenda item itself ...
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U.S. Explanation of Vote on Agenda Item 5, Part I (G) at the PX 201st UNESCO Executive Board

U.S. Explanation of Vote on Agenda Item 5, Part I (G) at the PX 201st UNESCO Executive Board As Delivered Paris, April 28, 2017 Echoing the joint statement delivered by Sweden at last month’s information session concerning Crimea, the United States joins members of this Board in restating our unwavering support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity ...
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United States National Statement to the 201st session of the Executive Board

United States National Statement 201st Executive Board Session April 24, 2017   Thank you, President of the Executive Board, Madam Director-General, and fellow Member State delegations. With an election for a new Director-General and Executive Board Members scheduled for this coming November, this seems an appropriate time to underscore where the United States hopes this ...
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The Motorcity meets the metropole: UNESCO City of Design Detroit takes center stage in France

USUNESCO Chargé d’Affaires Chris Hegadorn attends the Opening of the Design Biennale in Saint Etienne on March 9, 2017, along with a delegation from the City of Detroit headed by the Detroit Creative Corridor (DC3). In December 2015, UNESCO designated the City of Detroit as a Creative City of Design.  Five other U.S Cities have ...
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UNESCO reaffirms its commitment to expand Holocaust Education and to fight Anti-Semitism

On January 26, UNESCO led the UN community’s International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, reaffirming its commitment to expand Holocaust Education and to fight Anti-Semitism.  A moving nighttime ceremony attended by nearly 500 UNESCO permanent delegation officials, members of the public, and prominent Israeli government representatives culminated a week ...
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DCM Hegadorn speaks at an African Union-UNESCO education policy workshop on the Mission’s ‘TeachHer’

On December 14, 2016, Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Hegadorn spoke at an African Union-UNESCO education policy workshop on the Mission’s ‘TeachHer’ partnership initiative, and plans for expanding its teacher training for STEAM educators in Africa during 2017, with the goal of narrowing the gender gap in STEAM subjects and careers.
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Remarks by the Deputy Chief of Mission at the 50th IHP Anniversary

U.S. Contributions to the International Hydrological Program (IHP) of U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization On November 9, 2015, U.S. Mission to U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Deputy Chief of Mission Chris Hegadorn spoke on a panel of regional representatives at the Celebration of the 50th anniversary of UNESCO’s Water Programs and the ...
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