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Conference of the Establishment of UNESCO
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1 to 16 November 1945
The United Nations Conference for the establishment of an educational and cultural organization (ECO/CONF) was convened in London from 1 to 16 November 1945. Scarcely had the war ended when the conference opened. It gathered together the representatives of forty-four countries. Spurred on by France and the United Kingdom, two countries that had known great hardship during the conflict, the delegates decided to create an organization that would embody a genuine culture of peace. In their eyes, the new organization must establish the “intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind” and, in so doing, prevent the outbreak of another world war.
At the end of the conference, thirty-seven countries founded the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
The conference took place in London at the Institute of Civil Engineers, Great Britain.
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Establishment of an educational and cultural organization
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The convention of the conference was based on the proposal of CAME - the Conference of Allied Ministers of Education.
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Created by Julia Pohle, June 2009