UNESCO Activities Related to Folklore [Part 1]

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Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo


It may happen that folklorists express some surprise to see that activities in the field of their science do not have in the Programme of UNESCO the prominence they thought them worth. This is partially true. In accordance with the policy adopted by the Organization since the Fifth Session of the General Conference, held at Florence in 1950, its work was concentrated in a limited number of projects which were selected not because of their connection with the various fields of education, science, or culture, but in accordance with the tasks allotted to the Organization by the Constitution signed in London on November 16, 1945.

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