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  • The UNESCO Honorary Ambassador for the Decade of Literacy
    "Education is the most important long-term investment we can make in our future. Education reflects our love and our belief in freedom. It is freedom itself."

    The Honorary Ambassador for the Decade of Literacy promotes education worldwide, especially for women and children.

    Laura Welch Bush, was designated UNESCO Honorary Ambassador for the Decade of Literacy in the context of the United Nations Literacy Decade (2003-2012). This designation came in recognition of her dedication to learning and the promotion of reading, her commitment to universal education and literacy, her work on behalf of libraries and the sharing of knowledge, and her outstanding efforts in support of teachers and the teaching profession.

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  • The UNESCO Honorary Ambassador for the Decade of Literacy


    Visit of the Director-General to Houston and College Station, Texas, USA
    UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura visited Houston and College Station, Texas, on 20 March. More

    Mrs Laura Bush Pays Tribute to UNESCO's Education for All Week
    Mrs. Laura Bush today paid tribute to a national commemoration of "Education For All Week," which began this week, the annual celebration of UNESCO's initiative to make quality education and literacy universal. The celebration is a joint-effort of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. More

    UNESCO Director-General Mr Ko´chiro Matsuura meets Mrs Laura Bush during his visit to Washingtion, DC
    From 27 February to 1 March, Director-General Ko´chiro Matsuura met with United States government officials and non-governmental partners during his visit to Washington, DC, to open a Georgetown University conference on UNESCO and Education for All. More

    Laura Bush named Honorary Ambassador
    Laura Bush was named UNESCO Honorary Ambassador for the United Nations Decade of Literacy at the New York Public Librery on February 13th, 2003. More

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