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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 2. 1969.

Student Conference faces dissolution

Student Conference faces dissolution

The International Student Conference, of which NZUSA is a foundation member, is on the verge of dissolution, said the President of NZUSA, Mr. Peter Rosier, recently.

There was considerable loss of confidence in the I.S.C. three years ago when it was revealed that a large proportion of its running expenses had been paid by the C.I.A. and C.I.A.-front organisations," Mr Rosier said.

"The National Student Union of the U.S.A. withdrew as requested but full confidence was never restored."

Mr Rosier said the withdrawal of other national unions, particularly the Northern Union of Students of England, Wales and Northern Ireland rendered the I.S.C. in a weak position poltically and financially.

"Should it be impossible to maintain the I.S.C. as a viable concern. NZUSA will have to seek other organisations if it wishes to maintain effective international contact," he said.

"The only hope would appear to lie in closer contact with our near neighbours in the Asian region, and plans are already afoot for the organisation of an Asian Regional Student Conference in which it is hoped NZUSA will participate."