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date: 15 September 2019

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author(s):

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

A specialized agency of the *UN, formed in November 1946 to further the extension and improvement of education worldwide, especially in less developed countries. It established two centres, one in Mexico and one in Egypt, to train teachers for basic education among the least-developed nations. It also had centres in Montevideo, Cairo, New Delhi, Nairobi, and Jakarta, for research into the general improvement of worldwide living conditions, with special emphasis on peace, ... ...

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