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Title A history of UNESCO : global actions and impacts / edited by Poul Duedahl
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 339 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Out of the House: On the Global History of UNESCO, 1945-2015 -- Part I Routes of Knowledge -- 1 Popularizing Anthropology, Combating Racism: Alfred Métraux at The UNESCO Courier -- 2 Weapons of Mass Distribution: UNESCO and the Impact of Books -- 3 And Action! UN and UNESCO Coordinating Information Films, 1945-1951 -- Part II Rebuilding a World Devastated by War -- 4 Bringing Everyone to Trogen: UNESCO and the Promotion of an International Model of Children's Communities after World War II -- 5 Returning to the International Community: UNESCO and Post-war Japan, 1945-1951 -- 6 UNESCO, Reconstruction, and Pursuing Peace through a "Library-Minded" World, 1945-1950 -- Part III Experts on the Ground -- 7 UNESCO's Fundamental Education Program, 1946-1958: Vision, Actions and Impact -- 8 Education for Independence: UNESCO in the Post-colonial Democratic Republic of Congo -- 9 The Flow of UNESCO Experts toward Latin America: On the Asymmetrical Impact of the Missions, 1947-1984 -- Part IV Implementing Peace in the Mind -- 10 UNESCO Teaches History: Implementing International Understanding in Sweden -- 11 UNESCO and the Improvement of History Textbooks in Mexico, 1945-1960 -- 12 UNESCO's Role in East Asian Reconciliation: Post-war Japan and International Understanding -- Part V Practising World Heritage -- 13 UNESCO and the Shaping of Global Heritage -- 14 Safeguarding Iran and Afghanistan: On UNESCO's Efforts in the Field of Archeology -- 15 UNESCO and Chinese Heritage: An Ongoing Campaign to Achieve World-Class Standards
Summary The mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as defined just after the end of World War II, is to construct intellectual and moral solidarity in order to build 'the defenses of peace' in the minds of men and women. The Organization has therefore carried out a considerable amount of mental engineering. Historians have so far uncovered the roots of many of the soft power initiatives launched to construct sincere solidarity between people, but we still know very little about their impact. In this publication, leading historians within the field trace the routes of selected initiatives from the center to the periphery from UNESCO's headquarters in Paris to the member states to assess UNESCO's global impact from World War II and up till today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 19, 2016)
Subject Unesco -- History
SUBJECT Unesco fast
Subject International agencies -- History
General & world history.
History of science.
Social & cultural history.
REFERENCE -- Questions & Answers.
International agencies
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Duedahl, Poul, 1973- editor.
LC no. 2016302907
ISBN 9781137581204