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The ‘S’ has been an integral part of UNESCO from its foundation in 1945. In 60 years of existence, UNESCO has acted as a catalyst for the establishment of many, now leading scientific unions and bodies such as the World Conservation Union (IUCN, 1948), and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN, 1954) which saw the development of the internet. Initiatives with far-reaching implications for sustainable human security and well-being – such as the Man and the Biosphere programme, the World Heritage sites and the International Hydrological Programme – were launched in the first thirty years of UNESCO’s history.
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Direct transfer of all records from the sector to the archives.
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Official dossiers coming from the Natural Sciences Sector and its predecessors.
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Continuous accruals by transfer from the Sector
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Revised by AWT 20/04/2011.
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