The third Conference with the participation of the European National Commissions of UNESCO took place at Taormina from the 23rd to the 28th of February 1960 and was officially closed yesterday.
Can No I)-Outside views: natural light.
--The sea seen from Taormina, -- Various views of the Aetna and of Taormina seen from the Greek Theatre,-- Outside views of the Corvaja palace where Conference was held,-- (the palace dates back to the 12th century)-- Congressmen gather in the palace courtyard (Corvaja palace).
CAN No 2)- Artificial light internal.
--Delegates representing the 27 European Countries, members of UNESCO, gathered during the closing Ceremony,-- Booths for simultaneous translation: English, French and Russian,-- Various views of Committees with signs indicating Nation each represent,-- Generalviews, semi close ups and close ups,-- The speaker's desk with Italian ambassador Taliani (president of the Conference),-- The last shot shows Vittorini Veronese: UNESCO's general director while he listen to a speaker.
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Background: The third Conference with the participation of the European National Commissions of UNESCO took place at Taormina from the 23rd to the 28th of February 1960 and was officially closed yesterday. Various topics were discussed during the Conference and foremost among these the "UNESCO's contribution to the UN's action towards a general and complete disarmament".
Assistance to Countries and Regions "underdeveloped" or newly formed was also brought up and discussed and all participants were agreed that UNESCO should stimulate these enterprises or eventually take it on itself to do so.
Acting in this manner UNESCO's European National Committees would keep faith to their mission contributing to a "better understanding among peoples and create a favourable opinion towards the realization of what was discussed at UN's General Assembly held on 20 November 1959.