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  1. UNESCOUnited Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/

  2. UNESCO • UNESCO cooperates with intergovernmental organizations, in particular the United Nations and its organizations and other intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).

  3. UNESCO • UNESCO has 193 Member States and seven Associate Member States. It is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board. The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies

  4. General Conference • Meets every two years, and is attended by Member States and Associate Members, together with observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Each country has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget. • The General Conference determines the policies and the main lines of work of the Organization.

  5. The Executive Board • The Executive Board, assures the overall management of UNESCO. It prepares the work of the General Conference and sees that its decisions are properly carried out. The functions and responsibilities of the Executive Board are derived primarily from the Constitution and from rules or directives laid down by the General Conference.

  6. Mission • UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. The Organization focuses, in particular, on two global priorities: • Africa • Gender equality And on a number of overarching objectives: • Attaining quality education for all and lifelong learning • Mobilizing science knowledge and policy for sustainable development • Addressing emerging social and ethical challenges • Fostering cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace • Building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication

  7. How UNESCO Works • The General Conference establishes the Organization's goals and priorities every two years and sets the budget. The Executive Board meets twice a year to follow programme implementation. 

  8. Member States Most Member States have established Permanent Delegations to UNESCO which, headed by Ambassadors, undertake liaison between the Organization and their governments. All Member States have established a National Commission for UNESCO. The UNESCO National Commissions are national cooperating bodies set up by the Member States for the purpose of associating their governmental and non-governmental bodies with the work of the Organization. Member States and Associate Members designate one or several Ministries responsible for relations with UNESCO and/or Ministries in UNESCO's fields of competence. UNESCO emphasizes its efforts to involve nationally (Parliamentarians) and locally elected representatives (Cities and Local Authorities) in its action.

  9. Where is UNESCO Located • UNESCO has its headquarters in Paris. It is housed in an outstanding, Modernist building inaugurated in 1958 and recently renovated. The Organization also has more than 50 field offices around the world. • http://www.youtube.com/user/unesco

  10. Teaching respect for all Invitation • http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/all-events/?tx_browser_pi1%5bshowUid%5d=5425&cHash=77fc491ad8 • Teaching Respect for All

  11. H.E. Ms Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary for International Organizations • Dr. Brimmer leads the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, which strives to advance U.S. interests through international organizations in areas including human rights, peacekeeping, food security, humanitarian relief, and climate change.

  12. Mr Mario LisboaTheodoro, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat on Policies of Promotion of Racial Equality (SEPPIR) • U.S. – Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial Discrimination • SEPPIR - Brazils Special Secretariat for the Promotion of Racial Equality • RACISM AGAINST MULTIRACIALS IN BRAZIL

  13. Ms Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General. The Director-General, elected for four years, was Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to France and Monaco, Personal Representative of the Bulgarian President to the "OrganisationInternationale de la Francophonie" and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO from 2005 to 2009.

  14. Virginia Beach By the Numbers People QuickFacts Virginia Beach Virginia Population, 2010 437,993 8,001,024 Population, 2000 425,257 7,078,515 Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 6.7% 6.4% Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 24.0% 23.2% Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 10.6% 12.2% White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 67.7% 68.6% Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 19.6% 19.4% American Indian/ Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.4% 0.4% Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 6.1% 5.5% Native Hawaiian /Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) 0.2% 0.1% Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 4.0% 2.9% Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 6.6% 7.9% White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 64.5% 64.8%

  15. Tallwood by the Numbers Fall 2010 Student Characteristics: African American 31.5% American Indian .2% Asian 8.6% Caucasian 40.5% Hispanic 9.1% Native Hawaiian .3% Other 9.7% Economically disadvantaged: 24.1%

  16. Racism in Va. Beach • Locate the Supreme Court Case: Virginia v. Black at: http://www.oyez.org/cases/2000-2009/2002/2002_01_1107 • Why was the Virginia Statute on Cross burning seen as unconstitutional? • Go to http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Massive_Resistance • Why did the school close?

  17. Racism in Brazil • Find at least 10 examples of racism in Brazil. • Why is racism a problem in Brazil? A typical scene of Brazilian Apartheid in Rio de Janeiro.

  18. The Gini Index • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gini_coefficient • What is the Gini coefficient and why is it important?