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Les tensions politiques au sein de l'UNESCO (1945-1953)

Abstract : In spite of its official non-political character, Unesco was constantly affected by international political issues. From the early years, strong political tensions arouse. Among western states (then numerically majority), the main divide arouse. This was a political and cultural divide. It opposed the states of the “latine clan” to the states of the “anglosaxon clan”. This divide will remain in the following decades. At the same time, the beginning of Cold War provoked the emergence of a East-West opposition. It manifested itself by a hegemony of atlantic influence in the organization. The communist block was mainly absent at Unesco at this time. Unesco was not a real actor of the international relations during these years. The history of these early years helps to understand the subsequent evolution of the organization.
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Chloé Maurel. Les tensions politiques au sein de l'UNESCO (1945-1953). Revue d'histoire diplomatique, A. Pedone, 2011, 1, pp.29-46. ⟨halshs-02574198⟩



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