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U.S. National Commission for UNESCO

The U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization is a Federal Advisory Committee to the Department of State that supports worldwide humanitarian development and values by coordinating efforts and delivering expert advice from the Federal, State and Local Governments and from Non-Governmental Organizations on issues of Education, Science, Communications and Culture.

  
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U.S. National Commission Opens the Call for Applications for the Laura Bush Traveling Fellowship

U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, Volume 4, Issue 2, July-Dec. 2008, Jan. 2009
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Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission For UNESCO
The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO will host its Annual Meeting on Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20 at the Marriott Georgetown University Conference Hotel in Washington, DC (3800 Reservoir Road, NW). [more]

U.S. National Commission for UNESCO Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship
The Commission opens call for application for a traveling fellowship for American college students. Fall/Winter applications due August 5, 2008. [more]

President Bush sends to the Senate the "International Convention Against Doping in Sport."
The Convention, drafted under the auspices of UNESCO, addresses a variety of areas that are essential in promoting anti-doping controls, such as scientific and medical research, prevention and education activities, and regulations involving doping substances and methods. President Bush urges its speedy ratification. [more]

Reminder of the Continued Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
January 1, 2008 marked the 200th anniversary of the U.S. law from March 2, 1807 coming into effect that abolished the importation of slaves. Throughout 2007 and now in 2008 various organizations are commemorating this important historic event. For more information on some of these commemorations [more]

Current Vacancies at UNESCO
There are a number of key positions currently vacant at UNESCO. Please feel free to check UNESCO's website for the postings.

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