A History of UNESCO: Global Actions and Impacts by Poul Duedahl

By Poul Duedahl

The project UNESCO, as outlined simply after the tip of worldwide conflict II, is to construct 'the defenses of peace within the minds of men'. during this e-book, historians hint the routes of chosen UNESCO psychological engineering projects from its headquarters in Paris to the member states, to evaluate UNESCO's worldwide impact.

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Michelle Brattain, “Race, Racism, and Antiracism: UNESCO and the Politics of Presenting Science to the Post-War Public”, American Historical Review 112 (2007): 1386–1413; M. Daniel, “Race, Prejudice and UNESCO: The Liberal Discourse of Cyril Bibby and Michael Banton”, History of Education Researcher 85:2 (2010): 74–84; Poul Duedahl, “From Racial Strangers to Ethnic Minorities: On the SocioPolitical Impact of UNESCO, 1945–60” in Current Issues in Sociology, ed. Gregory A. Katsas (Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2012), 155–166; Anthony Q.

Finally, our gratitude goes to Palgrave Macmillan, Clare Mence, Lynda Cooper and Peter Cary for believing in the idea and for making it possible for us to give it Poul Duedahl 21 a physical shape. May the book inspire researchers worldwide to undertake their own studies on the local, regional and global impact of international organizations. Notes 1. Sunil Amrith and Glenda Sluga, “New Histories of the United Nations”, Journal of World History 19:3 (2008): 251–274. 2. UNESCO, Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization: Adopted in London on 16 November 1945 (London: Preparatory Commission of the UNESCO, 1945).

Krebs I On 18 May 1945 the Swiss-born ethnographer Alfred Métraux (1902–1964) wrote the following letter to his wife, Rhoda, from Tübingen, Germany: My darling, This afternoon I have been deeply shaken by the sight of a group of Jewish girls who were coming back from one of the death factories – Auschwitz. How to describe them? Imagine corpses who had emerged from the grave. There was around these ambulating skeletons something out of this world. A woman whom I thought to be about 50 turned out to be 23.

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