celebrates its 60th anniversary
Anniversaries are often unique opportunities to reflect on bygone
years and thus to better prepare for the future. In witness of
this, in the last sixty years our planet has been the scene of
a wide variety of developments.
us recall the:
End of a world-wide conflict and the beginning of the atomic
era - in the same year of 1945;
of the People", emerging during the fifties and culminating
at the Bandoeng Conference (1955) where, for the first time,
the "Third World" appeared on the international scene;
stand-off, from 1947 to 1991, between two superpowers, each
dreaming of world domination, on behalf of opposing ideologies
- until the collapse of the Berlin wall;
Tremendous growth of the film industry and wide development
of the new means of communication - television followed by Internet.
Birth of the United Nations Organization and its specialized
Agencies, bringing fantastic hopes for millions of world citizens,
illiterate, untrained, without access to healthcare, standing
by the wayside in search of a world of greater solidarity ;
of a great humanitarian, cultural and social adventure through
the unprecedented emergence of non-governmental organizations.
the main aim of the Quiz, called "60 questions for UNESCO's
60th anniversary", is not to establish an encyclopedia
of the joys and misfortunes of the world. Through the amusement
of answering these 60 questions (or posing them to the members
of your Club, family, school, university etc.), WFUCA hopes that
you will thus spread the word about the diversity of UNESCO's
actions, and of the answers that the Organization has helped find,
through the years, to the never-ending challenges of our changing
the same time, WFUCA wishes to show that UNESCO never acted alone,
rather in cooperation with numerous partners, among them WFUCA,
always working in society towards the promotion of UNESCO's ideals.
this respect, the second volume of WFUCA's History "Twenty
years and beyond - serving UNESCO's Utopia", to be distributed
during our Extraordinary Congress from 18 to 20 July, will provide
a brilliant demonstration of the interaction among UNESCO Clubs,
Centres and Associations and UNESCO itself. This will constitute
a useful achievement of the Quiz.
Our Quiz is more than just a quiz;
our game is more than just a game.
fact, in answering the questions, everyone will understand that
our actions, projects and programmes draw their whole meaning
from their link with UNESCO's international action.
will understand that all our actions, carried out over 5, 10,
40 or 60 years, were in reality an adventure in the service of
all those who, thanks to the diffusion of this Quiz outside the
Movement, will discover UNESCO and the role that UNESCO Clubs
can play for the benefit of the Organization, may wish to join
choosing to join the UNESCO Clubs network, they can be instrumental
in opening up new paths and experience new adventures.
what exciting adventures