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UNESCO Twelfth General Conference Australian Delegation



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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS,

. CANBERRA.

F O R T H E P R E S S

(R e le a se d o n ly i n C an b erra) p r ! 2 ΐ

3 1 st O c to b e r,1962

UNESCO TWELFTH GENERAL CONFERENCE ■ AUSTRALIAN DELEGATION S ta te m e n t by this M in is te r f o r E x te r n a l A f f a ir s

The M in is te r f o r E x te r n a l A f f a i r s , S i r

G a r f ie ld B arw ick , announced to d a y th e d e le g a tio n to th e

T w elfth UNESCO G en eral C onference w hich opens i n P a r is

on 9 th Novem ber;- . . ■ ■ ·

L eader D r. E«R. W alk er, A u s tr a lia n Ambassador

. to F ra n c e .

D e le g a te s Dr» W .J. Weeden, D ir e c to r Commonwealth

O ffic e o f E d u c a tio n .

D r. T .L . R o b e rtso n , D ire c to r- G e n e r a l o f

.. . . E d u c a tio n , W estern A u s tr a lia

P ro f e s s o r F .C . C o u r tic e , P r o f e s s o r o f

E x p e rim e n ta l P a th o lo g y , A u s tr a lia n

N a tio n a l U n iv e r s ity .

. Dro G ardner D a v ie s, A u s tr a li a n Embassy,

P a r i s .

P ro f e s s o r C.A. G ibb, P ro f e s s o r o f P sy ch o lo g y ,

A u s tr a lia n N a tio n a l U n iv e r s ity .

Mr. R.A. P e r c i v a l , F i r s t S e c r e t a r y , The Hague

Mr. F .R . D alrym ple, Second S e c r e t a r y , London

The M in is te r s a id t h a t t h i s s e s s io n o f th e C onference

would be c o n s id e rin g an agenda co m p risin g t h i r t y f o u r ■

m ajor ite m s in c lu d in g the ap p o in tm en t o f a new D ir e c t o r - -

G en eral o f th e O rg a n iz a tio n and th e programme o f th e

O rg a n iz a tio n i n each o f i t s s p e c ia liz e d f i e l d s f o r th e

n e x t two y e a r s . The Agenda i s a ls o e x te n s iv e i n scope

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and in c lu d e s such item s as th e w orld campaign f o r '■

u n iv e r s a l l i t e r a c y , sa fe g u a rd in g o f th e b eau ty and

c h a r a c te r o f th e la n d s c a p e $ and th e p o s s ib le e s t a b l i s h ­

ment o f an i n t e r n a t i o n a l c e n tre f o r th e la rg e sc a le

p ro c e ssin g , p f s t a t i s t i c a l d a t a . The S e s s io n i s e x p e cte d ,,

to l a s t u n t i l 12 th December,

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