October 19, 1987 |
The State Department said today the election of a new director general of UNESCO to replace Amadou-Mahatar M'Bow of Senegal will not automatically lead to a U.S. decision to rejoin the organization, which it left in 1984 complaining of politicization. UNESCO selected a former minister of education of Spain, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, to replace M'Bow during a weekend meeting in Paris.
November 8, 1987
Spain's Federico Mayor Zaragoza was elected to head UNESCO by an overwhelming majority of its 158 members, ending the troubled 13-year tenure of Sengal's Amadou Mahtar M'Bow, which was marked by the withdrawal of the United States and other countries. Mayor promised "radical changes" in the structure of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and said he hopes to entice the United States, Britain and Singapore to rejoin.
March 13, 1990 |
Monreal Moves to UNESCO: Luis Monreal has resigned as director of the Getty Conservation Institute to become coordinator of Cultural Heritage Programs for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Monreal, 47, who turned the Getty into a major force in worldwide conservation during his five-year tenure, will be in charge of programs related to archeological sites, monuments and museum collections, effective May 1.
October 5, 1989 |
The United States today warned UNESCO against voting next week to accept the Palestine Liberation Organization as a member, saying such a move would virtually permanently close off any possibility of the U.S. rejoining the body. The warning was contained in a strongly worded message sent by Asst. Secretary of State John R. Bolton to Federico Mayor Zaragoza, director general of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and delivered today.
November 6, 1995
More than 40 past and present world leaders will attend the funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1987
The overwhelming vote electing Federico Mayor Zaragoza as director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was reassuring. Mayor is committed to efficient administration and to re-focusing UNESCO on solving the major problems, including literacy, for which it was established. American officials have made no promise to resume membership, nor should they.