Annemiek Leclaire

Future Dreams theme for Winternachten authors

February 2004 -

Toekomstdromen (Future Dreams) is the title of the thematic selection of work presented during the festival. This collection includes story excerpts and poems by some 43 authors.

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First part of WSIS in Geneva

January 2004 -

According to the United Nations, access to internet and telecommunication in developing countries can help to combat poverty. A large-scale summit was organised in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003 to bring together numerous parties to discuss the infrastructure necessary for this purpose.

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HGIS funds for cooperative project VOC archives

January 2004 -

Research to VOC archives in The Nederlands, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia and South Africa makes these archives accessible in an uniform manner.

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Brazilian craftsmanship project wins Development Marketplace 2003

January 2004 -

Not the local development authorities but the local inhabitants themselves are often the ones to present the most effective solution to a development problem. With this idea in mind, the World Bank organises the Global Development Marketplace once every 12 to 18 months.

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Unesco proclaims new intangible masterpieces

December 2003 -

Unesco has published a list of 28 masterpieces in the area of oral and intangible culture. According to Unesco, these are extraordinary examples of this specific type of heritage.

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From Chinese opera to Bolivian carnival - International Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention

November 2003 -

At the 32 nd meeting of the Unesco General Conference (29 September-17 October) the member states adopted the Intangible Cultural Heritage Treaty.

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Big success for the International Network for Cultural Diversity

November 2003 -

Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Treaty means a big step forward for the International Network for Cultural Diversity (INCD).

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2003 Prince Claus Prize goes to Chinese author

November 2003 -

This year the Prince Claus Prize goes to Wang Shixiang (China, 1914) for his pioneering research on Chinese crafts.

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Conference Cultural Diversity or or Cultural Freedom?

October 2003 -

A report on the Reclaiming Cultural Diversity conference held at the end of September in Amsterdam. Eric Kluitenberg, who helped organise the conference, tells us what he observed in the article Cultural Diversity or Cultural Freedom?

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African Gender Studies authority assumes Prince Claus chair

October 2003 -

Nigerian professor Amina Mama (1958) will hold the Prince Claus chair in 2003/2004.

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