International cultural and scientific co-operation

XI. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE
1043. International cultural and scientific co-operation

The General Assembly, Bearing in mind the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations expressly stressing the importance of the development of international co-operation in the field of culture and education, Considering that all nations contribute their valuable share in the common treasury of culture and science of the world, Recalling the resolutions adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at its ninth session on international scientific co-operation, the development of international cultural relations in general and mutual appreciation of Eastern and Western cultural values in particular, Bearing in mind that the peoples of the world desire wide and intensified international cultural and scientific co-operation, Noting the positive results achieved up to now by such international co-operation, Recognizing that mutual knowledge and understanding of the culture and life of nations contribute to the strengthening of international confidence and to the maintenance of peace, Bearing in mind the desirability of furthering the development of cultural and scientific relations among nations,

1. Invites all States to promote, by mutual agreements and other means, wider cultural and scientific international co-operation and to spare no effort in trying to achieve the implementation of these peaceful objectives ;

2. Invites the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the other specialized agencies concerned to include in their annual reports to the Economic and Social Council a statement of their views and activities in the field of international cultural and scientific co-operation, and requests the Council to give special attention to such statements.

658th plenary meeting,
21 February 1957.
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