FR PUNES AG 9-CEPES
- 1967 - 1972 (Creation)
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UNESCO-CEPES (the European Centre for Higher Education/Centre Européen pour l'Enseignement Supérieur) was established in September 1972 with a view to promoting co-operation in higher education among Member States of the Europe Region (the countries of Europe, North America, and Israel). The creation of such a centre was recommended at the Sixteenth Session of the General Conference of UNESCO which was held in the autumn of 1970. Specifically, in November of that year, the Government of Romania officially invited UNESCO to set up the Centre in Bucharest. The Director-General accepted the offer in principle, pending the outcome of negotiations relative to the legal basis and the conditions under which the Centre would be housed and would operate. These conditions were spelled out in an Accord de siège signed on 12 June 1972 and in an Annex to this Accord signed on 21 September 1972.
CEPES has not done any form of archiving until the year 1981. They started to archive their old records in the same year and transferred some of the closed files to the UNESCO Archives. When CEPES closed in 2012, the remaining records were transferred to UNESCO Archives.
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See 2012 transfer lists. No inventory for earlier transfer.
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Created by Julia Pohle, August 2009. Revised slightly, AWT, 20-09-2016.