Wednesday, April 28, 2004

US rejoins UNESCO after 20 year absence

I just learned in class today that the US agreed to rejoin UNESCO in late 2002. The US dropped out in 1984 under the leadership of Ronald Reagan, that most absent-minded of US Presidents. Here's the official White House press release about our return to UNESCO. You just know the First Lady was behind this. It is nice to have a librarian in the White House, although there are serious trade-offs with the current situation.

Interestingly enough, I saw this quote from the UNESCO constitution while cruising around the web:

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that defenses of peace must be constructed. [Link - pdf]

The lecture today was actually on the World Summit on the Information Society.

Here's a link to the Global Knowledge Partnership.

Librarians try to make the world a better place by organizing information and knowledge. I really like being/becoming a librarian. I'm in good company.

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