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UNESCO executive board meeting – September 30 to October 17

UNESCO’s executive board, chaired by Ambassador Olabiyi Babalola Joseph Yaï of Benin, will holds its 180th session in Paris from September 30 to October 17. Highlights will include a visit from the prime minister of Mauritius, Navinchandra Ramgoolam, and a language debate.

The UNESCO press release provides the following information on the meeting: The board’s plenary sessions will run from October 6 to 9 and resume on October 14, 16, and 17. Prime Minister Ramgoolam will address the board on October 14 at 3 p.m. The October 7 debate will focus on “Protecting Indigenous and Endangered Languages and the Role of Languages in Promoting Education for All in the Context of Sustainable Development.”

For more on the agenda of the 180th session, please take a look at UNESCO’s press release.