Saturday, March 25, 2006

Rotary and the United Nations

More than Five Hundred Rotarians and Three Hundred High School Students - that are members of Rotary's "Interact" - met at the Annual Rotary Day at the United Nations - November 2005. In 1945, forty-nine Rotary members served in 29 delegations to the United Nations Charter Conference. Rotary still actively participates in UN conferences by sending observers to major meetings and promoting the United Nations in Rotary publications. Rotary International's relationship with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) dates back to a 1943 London Rotary conference that promoted international cultural and educational exchanges. Attended by ministers of education and observers from around the world, and chaired by a past president of RI, the conference was an impetus to the establishment of UNESCO in 1946.


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