Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31 Number 15, July 9, 1968
exec. officers report — International Affairs
exec. officers report
Recently the International Affairs Committee has undertaken several projects, which I will outline If anybody is interested in helping at providing information, please leave a note for me in the Exec. Work Room.
United Nations Model Council
The NZUSA Treasurer, Dave Shand is organising a model General Assembly in Wellington on Thursday and Friday, 8th and 9th August. It aims to shed light on the issue of Rhodesia and to create a greater awareness of the functions and workings of the U.N. Further information and registration forms are available in the Student Association Office. Registration is free, and closes on 19th July.
Rhodesia and Vietnam Booklets
Two very good, factual booklets on Rhodesia (40pp., 10c) and Vietnam (100pp, 15c) are on sale in the Stud. Ass. Office. These are published by the Research and Information Commission of the International Student Conference, of which NZUSA is a member. They are well worth buying.
Overseas Student Questionnaire
The National youth Council has asked us to investigate the extent to which overseas students in NZ become involved in community activties, A questionnaire has been prepared and will be sent to overseas students at Victoria.
World University Service
WUS aims to help improve university standards throughout the world. Basically it collects money in NZ and sends it through its HQ's in Geneva to Universities in underdeveloped countries. Although it is very active at Otago and Canterbury, here it has relied on the vagaries of the International Affairs Officers'. Unfortunately attempts to get it set up as a separate body are meeting with a singular lack of success.
Unless a few more people show some enthusiasm it is likely to be as big a crap-out in the future as it has in the past at Victoria.
University of The South Pacific
One of NZUSA's policies is to help the new South Pacific University in Fiji.
Letters are being sent to it to ask what help we can give and to the Australian universities and the University of New Guinea to see what liaison they have had.
Winter Council Remits
These will be formulated at the next International Affairs Committee meeting in 3 or 4 weeks time. If you want to have a say in the Associations policies, you are very welcome to attend. If you do not you cannot expect to have your views represented. Keep an eye on the Exec. Noticeboard for the date of the next meeting.