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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 2. 1965.

U.N. Service?

U.N. Service?

But the American proposal that volunteers from the United States and other member nations of the United Nations should serve in United Nations programmes overseas (such as the World Health Organisation and the International Labour Organisation) should be welcomed as a prospect for the future of the International Secretariat for Volunteer Workers.

This proposal is expected to be taken up soon by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Comment from the United Nations concerning volunteers has been a request not to send underdeveloped workers to underdeveloped countries and a plea that volunteers should never be known as wealthy, superior foreigners but as co-workers sharing their knowledge.

At the moment New Zealand volunteers are working in eight different countries of Southern Asia and the Pacific—Thailand Sarawak, Brunei, the New Hebridies, Western Samoa, the British Solomon Islands. India and Malaya, The organisation has determined to limit—for the moment—the number of countries in which New Zealand volunteers will be working, with the intention of making a distinct impression of help coming from New Zealand to a concentrated area. However, it is to be hoped that as the organisation expands, volunteers can be sent to other areas of Asia and especially to those areas which have not been so exposed to the British, such as Indonesia, a former Dutch colony, and the countries of former French Indo-China.