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UNESCO
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The founding of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was proposed in 1943 by the Conference of Allied Ministers of Education, which was meeting to seek ways of rebuilding the systems of education crippled by the war. The UNESCO charter was signed in London by 37 countries on November 16, 1945. Its model was the International Committee of Intellectual Co-operation, which the League of Nations had organized in January 1921.

As of October 2005, UNESCO had 191 member states and 6 associate members. Because of tensions between states, unavoidable …

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Kimminich, Otto and Editors, the, “UNESCO”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_U.11>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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