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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 1. March 1, 1946



The Organisation shall include a General Conference, an Executive Board and a Secretariat.

General Conference

This consists of five representatives from all Member States. It is suggested that representatives be selected by a National Commission in each State on which the Government and various educational bodies will be represented. This means that the Governments will have some control over its delegates, who will not, however, be completely bound to it.

The General Committee is to meet each year and the meeting-place is to vary from year to year, but will not necessarily be different each time. It will determine the policy and main work of the Organisation, receive reports from Member States and will advise the United Nations Organisation on its findings, and set up technical committees where necessary.

The Executive Board will be elected by the General Conference and will be responsible for the execution of the programme adopted by the Conference. It will meet at least twice a year.

The Secretariat will consist of a Director-General and such staff as he may require. Its function will be mainly administrative and it will have permanent headquarters [unclear: in] Paris.

Reports by Member States

Each Member State shall report periodically to the Organisation on its laws, regulations and statistics relating to educational, scientific and cultural life and institutions, and on the action taken upon the recommendations that have been made to the Governments concerned.

It is perhaps surprising that this clause has been accepted without much discussion. It gives the Organisation a means of ensuring that its recommendations are not shelved without its knowledge.

Relations with UNO

It is hoped that UNESCO will be financed by UNO. It will certainly work in co-operation with UNO but will have a large degree of autonomy. Co-operation with other international organisations who have related interests and purposes is also provided for.