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

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22 A history of UNESCO Intellectual Co-operation, the Pan-American Union, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) and the International Bureau of Education. Sir Alfred Zimmern, who had been Deputy Director of the International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, was the first Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission of UNESCO. The agenda of the Conference covered deciding on the name of the new organization, drafting the preamble of its constitution and defining its objectives and main functions.

The Governing Council of the Institute consisted of three members of the International Committee on Intellectual Co-operation and eight leading figures in the film world from different countries. Its sessions were attended by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations and the Directors of the International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation, the International Labour Office and the International Institute of Agriculture. ’. Article 14 assigned to the Institute the task of organizing an international film library and keeping up to date a general catalogue of educational films.

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.

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