Representantes de 10 países participan los días 16 y 17 de noviembre en el Foro Mundial de Dirigentes que marca el 70º aniversario de la UNESCO tomando posición en favor de la dignidad y los derechos humanos y en contra del extremismo violento a raíz de los ataques en París.
[Translate to espanol:] The Leaders’ Forum, a part of the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, will be introduced by General Conference President Stanley Mutumba Simataa and Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, at the start of the morning session at 10 am on 16 November.
Barring last minute changes, country representatives will take the floor between 10 am to 1 pm for:
- The Republic of Cameroon
- The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- The Republic of Lithuania
- The Republic of India.
In the afternoon, three former Director-Generals of UNESCO, Mr. Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Mr. Federico Mayor and Mr. Kochiro Matsuura, will address the plenary and reflect on the significance of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO.
The evening commemoration will begin at 7 pm in Room I with a short performance by the World Orchestra for Peace. Musicians representing 19 nationalities will play works by Samuel Barber and Tchaikovsky – and their performance will be dedicated to the families and to the memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks on Friday.
A live architectural projection on the facades of UNESCO’s Headquarters, entitled "Mosaic of Change," will be unveiled at 8:30 pm.
On 17 November, country representatives for the following countries are expected to take the floor between 3pm and 5pm:
- The Slovak Republic
- The Republic of Azerbaijan
- The Republic of Malta
- The French Republic.
The day and evening program will be webcast.
- UNESCO stands for peace for the world
- UNESCO Director-General pays homage to the victims of the Paris attacks
Journalists wishing to attend the Leaders’ Forum should register online.
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