International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation. National delegates

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International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation. National delegates

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  • Institut international de Coopération intellectuelle. Délégués des Etats

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The “Délégués d’Etat” or government representatives to the IIIC (not to be confused with Member Delegations to the General Assembly of the League of Nations) were intellectuals sent by their country to the Institute to work on issues of intellectual cooperation [article 32 of the Internal Regulations of 1925]. They sought their governments’ support of IIIC activities, and in return they conveyed their governments’ opinions to the Institute. However, they enjoyed no official rights or powers. In 1929, there were 43 delegates to the IIIC who met three times over the course of the year. The role of the “Délégués d’Etat” was retained when the IIIC was re-organised in 1930. In 1935, the IIIC Governing Body adopted a resolution proposing to intensify relations with National Delegates, which was later ratified by the Council and General Assembly of the League of Nations.


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Description written by Marie Caillot November 2011. Authority record created by AWT 5/12/2011. English translation by AWT 06/12/2011. Slightly revised by Jan Stöckmann 11-08-2015.




  • Renoliet, J.-J. (1999). L'UNESCO oubliée. La Société des Nations et la coopération intellectuelle (1919-1946). Paris : Publications de la Sorbonne. P. 270-275.
  • UNESCO Archives, Archive Group 1 : IICI/01/0A. IICI, "La Coopération intellectuelle", 15 septembre 1929. P. 564.
  • UNESCO Archives, Archive Group 1 : boîte 7, IICI.A.I.55 (Enquête sur les moyens de développer la collaboration entre les Délégués d'Etat et l'IICI).
  • Report of the Committee on the Working of its seventeenth plenary session: Documents C.290.M..154.1935.XII. and C.278.M.145.1935.XII.

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