DECISIONS ADOPTED BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD AT ITS 172nd SESSION

172 EX/Decisions
Paris, 21 November 2005

Appeals by Member States concerning their proposals for the celebration of
anniversaries with which UNESCO could be associated in 2006-2007
(172 EX/41; 172 EX/ 61 Part 1)

    The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 172 EX/41,
2. Noting that the revised proposals sent by Member states to the Director-General now comply with the criteria approved by 159 EX/Decision 7.5,
3. Encourages the Member States of all regions to make proposals with a view to ensuring an improved geographical distribution and gender balance, by selecting also eminent women, as far as possible, according to the criteria approved by the governing bodies;
4. Recommends to the General Conference:

(a) that UNESCO also be associated in 2006-2007 with the following celebrations:

(i) 100th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Prize to Bertha von Suttner (Austria)
(ii) 400th anniversary of the first performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo (Italy)
(iii) 100th anniversary of the birth of Abdylas Maldybaev (Kyrgyzstan)
(iv) 200th anniversary of the birth of Benito Juares (Mexico)

(b) that the hereby completed list of anniversaries with whose celebration UNESCO will be associated in 2006-2007, which supplements the list contained in 171 EX/Decision 46 and is set out below, by definitively closed, according to the procedure adopted by the Executive Board at its 159th session (159 EX/Decision 7.5):

(1) 100th anniversary of the birth of Jean Carzou (Garnik Zoulumian0 (Armenia)
(2) 100th anniversary of the birth of Norair Sisakian (Armenia)
(3) 150th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud (Austria)
(4) 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austria)
(5) 100th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Prize to Bertha von Suttner
(6) 100th anniversary of the birth of Letif Kerimov
(7) 200th anniversary of the birth of Napoleon Orda (Belarus)
(8) 500th anniversary of the birth of Lambert Lombard (Belgium)
(9) 100th anniversary of the death of King Gbehenzin of Abomey (Benin)
(10) 100th anniversary of the death of Marin Drinov (Bulgaria)
(11) 100th anniversary of the birth of Emilian Stanev (Bulgaria)
(12) 150th anniversary of the birth of Nikola Tesla (Croatia)
(13) 150th anniversary of the birth of Dragutin Gorjaqnovic Kramberger (Croatia)
(14) 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Prelog (Croatia)
(15) 100th anniversary of the birth of Alejandro Garcia Caturla (Cuba)
(16) 100th anniversary of the birth of Jaroslav Jezek (Czech Republic)
(17) 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenicky Senov (Czech Republic)
(18) 300th anniversary of the death of Jiri Josef Kamel (Czech Republic)
(19) 100th anniversary of the establishment of the city of Mbandaka and the Zoo and Botanical Gaeden of Eala (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
(20) 100th anniversary of the birth of Jorge Icaza (Ecuador)
(21) 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Cezanne (France)
(22) 300th anniversary of the birth of Georges-Louis Leclerc, known as (comte de) Buffon (France)
(23) 50th anniversary of the death of Irene Joliot-Curie (France)
(24) 1500th anniversary of the construction of Jvari Church in Mtskheta (Georgia)
(25) 900th anniversary of the construction of Gelati Monastery (Georgia), architectural complex and cultural center
(26) 100th anniversary of the birth of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Germany)
(27) 150th anniversary of the death of Heinrich Heine (Germany)
(28) 50th anniversary of the death of Bertolt Brecht (Germany)
(29) 100th anniversary of the beginning of Bartok’s and Kodaly’s systematic field research to collect traditional folk music (Hungary)
(30) 100th anniversary of the birth Luchino Visconti (Italy)
(31) 300th anniversary of the birth of Carlo Goldoni (Italy)
(32) 400th anniversary of the first performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo (Italy
(33) 100th anniversary of the birth of Hideki Yukawa (Japan)
(34) 500th anniversary of the death of Aisha al-Baounieh (Jordan)
(35) 100th anniversary of the birth of Akhmet Zhubanov (Kazakhstan)
(36) 100th anniversary of the birth of Akzhan Zhaksybekuly Mashani (Kazakhstan)
(37) 100th anniversary of the birth of Abdylas Maldybaev (Kyrgyzstan)
(38) 800th anniversary of the foundation of Cesis City (Latvia)
(39) 50th anniversary of the First International Congress of Negro Writers and Artists (Mali)
(40) 200th anniversary of the birth of Benito Juarez (Mexico)
(41) 150th anniversary of the death of Danzanravjaa Dulduitiin (Mongolia)
(42) 100th anniversary of university evening classes in West Africa (Nigeria)
(43) 1300th anniversary of the birth of al-Khalil bin Ahmad al-Farahidi (Oman)
(44) 100th anniversary of the birth of Jerzy Giedroyc (Poland)
(45) 150th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Conrad Korzeniowski (Poland)
(46) 100th anniversary of the birth of Grigore Moisil (Romania)
(47) 100th anniversary of the first flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft entirely propelled by an on-board engine, produced and earlier used by the Wright Brothers in their 1903 flight, performed by Traian Vuia (Romania)
(48) 50th anniversary of the death of Constantin Brancusi (Brancusi) (Romania)
(49) 150th anniversary of the State Tretyakov Gallery (Russian Federation)
(50) 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve (Russian Federation)
(51) 250th anniversary of the foundation of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts (Russian Federation)
(52) 100th anniversary of the birth of Leopold Sedar Senghor (Senegal)
(53) 100th anniversary of the birth of Ladislav Hanus (Slovakia)
(54) 100th anniversary of the birth of L’udovit Rajter (Slovakia)
(55) 100th anniversary of the creation of the Committee for the Promotion of Studies and Scientific Research (Spain)
(56) 100th anniversary of the birth of the Venerable Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (Thailand)
(57) 600th anniversary of the death of Abdurrahman Ibn Khaldun (Tunisia, Marocco, Egypt, Algeria and Afganistan)
(58) 800th anniversary of the birth of Maulana Jalal-ud-Din Balkhi Rumi (Mevlana Celaleddin-i-Belhi-Rumi (Tyrkey, Egypt and Afganistan)
(59) 100th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Bahraiany (Ukraine)
(60) 150th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Franko (Ukraine)
(61) 50th anniversary of the establishment of St. Joseph’s Kaengesa Seminary (United Republic of Tanzania)
(62) 2000th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Marg’ilon (Margilan) (Uzbekistan)
(63) 2750th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Samarkand (Samarkand) (Uzbekistan);


(с) that any contribution by the Organization to these celebrations will be financed under the Participation Programme, in accordance with the rules governing that programme.

(172 EX/SR.9)



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