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Creation of UNESCO. ©unesco 1945
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Creation of UNESCO

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The United Nations conference for the establishment of an educational, scientific and cultural organization, was held in London, in November 1945.

44 delegations were present when UNESCO Constitution was adopted.

This footage shows Ms Ellen Wilkinson, President of the conference, as well as British Minister of Education, while she reads aloud the preamble to UNESCO's Constitution on 16 November 1945.

This video is part of the documentary "Building Peace in the Minds of Men"

on this subject: Right to education: the UNESCO constitution

Place/country: United Kingdom
Series: INA-UNESCO collection
Type: Speech
Credits: Ellen Wilkinson, speaker. United Kingdom. Central Office of Information, producer.
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