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Opening of the exhibition "A 90-year Quest for Excellence in Education"

As part of its anniversary celebrations, the IBE organizes a temporary exhibition at the League of Nations Museum (Palais des Nations, Geneva), open to the public until the end of March 2016. 
Opening ceremony: Mr. Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva; Mr. Massimo Amadio, IBE; Ms. Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE Director; Mr. François Longchamp, President of the State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva; Mr. Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva

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The opening ceremony was held on 10 December 2015, at UNOG Library Events Room and League of Nations Museum.

Keynote speakers at the opening ceremony included: Mr. Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (Director-Generals remarks); Mr. François Longchamp, President of the State Council of the Republic and Canton of Geneva; Mr. Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva; Ms. Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE Director; and Ms. Rita Hofstetter, Professor of History of Education at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Geneva.

This exhibition highlights some important milestones of IBE’s history since its creation in 1925. Established in 1925 in Geneva as a private Swiss association, in 1929 it became the first intergovernmental organization in the field of education, thus laying a solid foundation for global education as we now know it. For nine decades, the IBE has been central to educational progress and innovations that give it the renown it has today.

Through images, text and a floating timeline, the exhibition also pays tribute to the many forerunners, innovators, and scholars in education who were and still are convinced that international dialogue and cooperation are essential for achieving true equality of opportunity in education for all children.