Education: UNESCO Meets

Between flashing lines of saluting soldiers, the philosophers, scholars, and educators of UNESCO slowly walked to take their places in the great hall of Mexico City's Bellas Artes. Somber and unsmiling, Mexico's President Alenian greeted them. The second world conference of UNESCO had begun.

What had UNESCO accomplished in its first year of existence? Lean, leathery Director-General Julian Huxley did his dutiful best to put a good face on it. UNESCO had distributed $72 million worth of books and educational equipment. It had helped restore some 2,000 libraries throughout the world, and it had laid plans, but done nothing yet, to combat...

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