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Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications of Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific

Will enter into force on 1 September 2018

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The Holy See has ratified the Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications of Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific, which was adopted on November 26, 2011 in Tokyo by an International Conference of States convened by UNESCO.
The Holy See had participated with a Delegation led by HE Mons. Joseph Chennoth, Apostolic Nuncio to Japan, who signed the Convention in the name of the Holy See. On 16 July 2018, the Most Reverend Msgr. Francesco Follo, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNESCO, deposited the instrument of ratification at the Office of UNESCO’s General Subdirector for Education, Mrs. Stefania Giannini .
The Convention will enter into force for the Holy See, in accordance with the art. X.2 of the same, on 1 September 2018. The Convention in question constitutes a revision of the Regional Convention on the recognition of studies, diplomas and degrees of higher education in Asia and the Pacific, to which the Holy See had adhered on 10 July 1995.
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Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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