Saturday, April 23, 2005

Proposed science centres to be discussed by the UNESCO Board

"Proposals for the establishment of two new science centres under the auspices of UNESCO will be examined at the Executive Board's current session from 12 to 28 April: the Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA) in Brazil; and the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management in Tsukuba (Japan). Moreover, the Director-General will be presenting a feasibility study for the establishment of a regional centre for biotechnology training and education in India, also under the auspices of UNESCO. Under an item proposed by Venezuela, the Director-General will be reporting on the reactivation and strengthening of centres of excellence in biology, molecular biology and tropical biology.

"In addition, the Director-General will be presenting the Draft International Implementation Scheme for the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development to the Board and reporting on the drawing-up of a declaration on universal norms for bioethics."

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