ERIC Number: ED257758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Participation in International, Scientific, Educational, Cultural, and Communications Fields in the Absence of U.S. Membership in UNESCO. Report prepared for the Subcommittees on Human Rights and International Organizations and on International Operations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
This report contains the results of an evaluation of the impact of U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO on various international educational, scientific, and cultural activities. The study was undertaken to assist Congressional subcommittees in considering the Reagan administration's fiscal year 1986-87 requests for contributions to the United Nations' agencies and programs following U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO. The report discusses concerns in the following areas: Education; Communications and Culture; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences, Human Rights, and Women's Issues; The General Information Program; Statistical Services; and Copyright. Background information on major issues and concerns is provided. One concern common to all areas is the future role of the Soviet Union in the UNESCO program. It is feared that the Soviet Union, upon U.S. withdrawal, would use its increased influence to redirect toward statist themes the UNESCO programs that are currently highly regarded in the United States. In addition, the Soviets might use the already well established UNESCO networks to increase their influence in the Third World. (RM)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Communications, Copyrights, Cultural Activities, Females, Feminism, Information Dissemination, Information Services, International Cooperation, International Education, International Programs, Natural Sciences, Participation, Program Evaluation, Sciences, Social Sciences, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
Identifiers - Location: United States