ERIC Number: ED254423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Impact on U.S. Scientific Research of Proposal to Withdraw from Unesco. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research and Environment and the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session, (March 8,15, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
These hearings focused on the impact of the United States decision to leave the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Included are prepared statements and/or testimony by: Congressman Jim Leach (Iowa); Jean Gerard (U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO); Paul Baker; William Nierenberg; Thomas Galvin; and A. K. Solomon. Also included in appendices are: (1) additional letters submitted for the record; (2) a U.S. interagency perspective (National Science Foundation) on the natural sciences in UNESCO; (3) a report titled "UNESCO Science Programs: Impacts of U.S. Withdrawal and Suggestions for Alternative Interim Arrangements;" and (4) a report (by Genevieve Knezo and Michael Davey) entitled "Science and Technology Programs in UNESCO: A Description of the Programs and Preliminary Analysis of the Policy Implications of U.S. Withdrawal for Science." This latter report describes the rationale for the U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO; UNESCO's science and technology activities; scientists' reactions to and criticisms of the decision to withdraw; the policy implications of withdrawal for science; and issues related to developing program alternatives to UNESCO's science activities. (JN)
Descriptors: Engineering, Environmental Education, Financial Support, Hearings, Higher Education, International Programs, Natural Resources, Oceanography, Physical Environment, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Science Programs, Sciences, Scientific Research, Technology
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
Identifiers: Congress 98th; Unesco
Note: The appended report "Unesco Science Programs: Impacts of U.S. Withdrawal and Suggestions for Alternative Interim Arrangements" is also available separately as ED 251 312. Document contains small type.