America 1940-1949: Education Research Article from American Decades

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UNESCO.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was an "international agency for education to promote understanding and cooperation among the peoples of the world as guarantee of peace." Aside from peacekeeping initiatives and its efforts to prevent the bombing of university cities such as Oxford and Heidelberg, it also aided, through U.S. military occupation, governments in the postwar recovery of schools in Japan, Germany, and their allies. The aim of UNESCO was to restructure the educational foundations of toppled governments so as to facilitate the rebuilding process. The constitution of UNESCO was adopted in November 1945 by representatives of forty-four countries who met in London. In 1946 the organization became a standing agency of the United Nations. UNESCO provided funds for renovation to 362 libraries destroyed in the war. It also funded the reconstruction of four Belgian museums; the rebuilding of 1,326 churches...

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