Building peace in the minds of men and women

Unesco can aid U.N. Plan for under-developed areas

After calling on President Truman at the White House on April 5 to express appreciation for the "outstanding work" the United States has done for UNESCO, Torres Bodet told newsmen in Washington that he "'warmly welcomed" the resolution which the Economic and Social Council of the UN had adopted on March 4. This resolution requests Trygve Lie, in consultation with the Specialized Agencies, to submit a plan to ECOSOC before its meeting in July  for the technical and economic development of less advvanced countries. "This generous and at the same time realistic initiative is in full harmony with the mission of the United Nations and especially of UNESCO, since education is a necessary corollary to economic development," Torres Bodet declared.

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April 1949

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