ERIC Number: ED251312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
UNESCO Science Programs: Impacts of U.S. Withdrawal and Suggestions for Alternative Interim Arrangements. A Preliminary Assessment.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of International Affairs.
This study was conducted to provide the U.S. Department of State with an assessment of the potential impacts on science of a United States withdrawal from UNESCO and to suggest possible alternative arrangements to maintain essential U.S. scientific contacts with UNESCO-sponsored programs in case the United States were no longer a member of UNESCO on January 1, 1985. Following an introduction (chapter 1), the strategic considerations that provide the basis for the study (including significant caveats and limitations that pertain to the findings) are discussed in chapter 2. A summary of preliminary findings is presented in chapter 3. A program assessment (including potential impacts of a U.S. withdrawal), suggested alternatives, a summary of preliminary findings, and budgetary information is provided in chapter 4 for these three UNESCO Major Programs and subprograms: (1) Sciences and Their Application to Development (Natural Sciences, Technology and Engineering, Key Areas, Social and Human Services, Key Areas); (2) Science, Technology and Society-STS (Relations and STS Policies); and (3) The Human Environment and Terrestrial and Marine Resources (Earth Sciences and Resources, Natural Hazards, Water Resources, Oceans and Resources, Coastal and Island Regions, and Environmental Sciences: Man and the Biosphere). A supplement providing detailed information on program areas within the UNESCO Major Programs is included. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC. Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of International Affairs.
Identifiers: Man and the Biosphere; UNESCO