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UNESCO: Obiang Prize Suspended Again

The decision by UNESCO’s executive board on October 4, 2011, to defer any action on a highly controversial life sciences prize named after and funded by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea blocked a move to reinstate the prize immediately, but the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) should eliminate the prize permanently. (Paris) – The decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s executive board on October 4, 2011, to defer any action on a highly controversial life sciences…

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