United Nations Educational, Scientific, And Cultural Organization

   During World War II, a number of nations fighting Nazi Germany met to agree to cooperate on educational and scientific initiatives after the war. The United States joined this group, and a conference was convened in London, England, in November 1945. At the end of the meeting, 37 nations joined in the formation of UNESCO, which was formally established in November 1946 with headquarters in Paris, France. West Germany joined in the organization in 1951 and the Soviet Union in 1954. The aim of UNESCO is to promote international peace and further human rights through cooperation and collaboration in education, science, and culture.
   See also United Nations (UN).

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