Hotly Disputed Life Sciences Award Back on UNESCO's Agenda

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Hotly Disputed Life Sciences Award Back on UNESCO's Agenda

Martin Enserink September 23, 2011
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A year ago, human rights activists thought they had squashed a proposed United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO) prize in the life sciences that would honor Teodoro Obiang, the longtime dictator of Equatorial Guinea. But that celebration may have been premature. The controversial award is back on the agenda of UNESCO's Executive Board, which will meet in Paris next week—and this time, Obiang has the backing of the entire African Union (A.U.).

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