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United States National Statement to the 202nd session of the Executive Board

United States National Statement 202nd Executive Board Session October 10, 2017 Thank you, Mr. Chairman of the Executive Board, Madam Director-General Bokova, President of the General Conference, fellow Member States representatives. Let me begin by thanking those who shared condolences following the recent horrific shootings in Las Vegas, a grim reminder of why we must ...
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TeachHer Featured at First UNESCO International Symposium on Girl’s Education in STEM

The U.S. Mission to UNESCO showcased the TeachHer public-private partnership at UNESCO’s first international symposium and policy forum on girls’ education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The forum, held in Bangkok, Thailand, examined the social and structural barriers that hinder the education of girls and young women in STEM fields. The TeachHer public-private ...
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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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2nd TeachHer Regional Training for Africa Launches in Kenya

July 24, 2017 – Over 80 teachers, administrators, and policy makers from 10 African countries have joined the 2nd TeachHer Regional Training for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya this week. The TeachHer Initiative, launched in 2016, is a public-private partnership aimed at training teachers and education leaders to encourage girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts ...
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Statement by the United States Delegation to the Forty-first session of the World Heritage Committee

Statement by the United States Delegation to the Forty-first session of the World Heritage Committee Krakow, Poland July 7, 2017 Item 41 COM 8B.1:  Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town   Thank you Mr. Chairman, The decision to inscribe Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town on an emergency basis is divisive, confusing, and impossible to justify.  The site is not under ...
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