UNESCO and the National Commission: Basic Documents

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1948 - 17 pages

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Page 1 - Declare: that since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed...
Page 13 - SEC. 5. Unless Congress by law authorizes such action, neither the President nor any person or agency shall, on behalf of the United States...
Page 2 - Organization is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations.
Page 1 - Organization for the purpose of advancing through the educational and scientific and cultural relations of the peoples of the world the objectives of international peace and of the common welfare of mankind for which the United Nations Organization was established and which its Charter proclaims.
Page 2 - Organisation will: (a) collaborate in the work of advancing the mutual knowledge and understanding of peoples, through all means of mass communication and to that end recommend such international agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image; (b) give fresh impulse to popular education and to the spread of culture...
Page 10 - Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is hereby authorized to accept membership for the United States in the...
Page 6 - Organization undertakes to respect the international character of the responsibilities of the Director-General and the staff, and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their duties.
Page 11 - Commission, one-third of the members shall be appointed to serve for a term of one year, one-third for a term of two years, and one-third...
Page 4 - Each Member State shall have one vote in the General Conference. Decisions shall be made by a simple majority except in cases in which a two-thirds majority is required by the provisions of this Constitution.
Page 5 - Functions 5. The Executive Board, acting under the authority of the General Conference, shall be responsible for the execution of the programme adopted by the Conference and shall prepare its agenda and programme of work.