Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 10. July 15, 1954
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The operations of the Co-ordinating Secretariat are financed principally by contributions from National Unions of students. Insofar as it will assist the operation of projects laid down by the Conferences, the Secretariat also may seek and use funds from other sources, provided that such moneys are given in support of the principles of co-operation adopted by the International Student Conferences.
The Fourth International Student Conference was held in January of this year at Istanbul. Turkey, N.Z.U.S.A. (the New Zealand University Students' Association) Resident Executive in Wellington appointed Messrs. M. J. O'Brien and J. D. Dalgety as delegates to the Conference. The question of affiliation to Cosec was raised at the Easter Council meeting of N.Z.U.S.A. and the resulting position is that N.Z.U.S.A. is now affiliated to Cosec and is disaffiliated from the International Union of Students, as is the Australian National Union. N.U.A.U.S. Both Australia and New Zealand had delegated status at this conference.
(A companion article on the I.U.S. will appear in the next issue.
N.Z.U.S.A.'s reason for disaffiliating from I.U.S. some years ago was that that organisation had and was at that time (and still is) pursuing the aims of International Communism rather than the aims expressed in its constitution.
The Fifth International Student Conference will be held in April, 1955. probably in combination with a cultural festival. Offers to play host to the Conference have so far been made by the Philippines, Mexico and Britain.