A History of UNESCO (UNESCO reference books) by Fernando Valderrama

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In addition, a large amount of material was compiled on the needs of schools and universities in 14 countries and on losses suffered by libraries, the press, radio and the cinema. From 13 to 15 February a Conference of international voluntary organizations was held at UNESCO Headquarters which concerned itself with relief in education and allied fields and drew up a draft constitution for an Emergency Council; the draft was revised at an expert meeting held at the same location on 18 April, which agreed to name the new body the Temporary International Council for Educational Reconstruction.

Denmark 20 September 16. United States of America 30 September 5 October 17. Czechoslovakia 14 October 18. Brazil 28 October 19. Lebanon 4 November 20. ) The First General Conference: 20 November to 10 December 1946 On 19 November, France formally welcomed the new Organization. The ceremony took place at the Sorbonne, where delegates were received and greeted by Mr. Marcel A. Naegelon, Minister of Education of France, and Mr. Gustave Roussy, Rector of the University of Paris. Miss Ellen Wilkinson, President of the Preparatory Commission, was unable to be present because of illness, and she was represented by Mr.

Both this and the other publications were issued by UNESCO in French, English and Spanish. Projects conducted in this field included the supply of war-surplus equipment to laboratories in devastated countries, the organization of youth service camps, the restoration of libraries, the publication of the UNESCO Bulletin for Libraries and reconstruction in relation to museums, the arts and letters. FUNDAMENTAL EDUCATION During the year, plans for a world-wide campaign to combat illiteracy were completed, as the starting point for a broader fundamental education project, and a study tided Fundamental Education: Common Ground for All Peoples, put together by a special committee, was published.

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