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Education for Independence: UNESCO in the Post-colonial Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Josué Mikobi Dikay

Abstract

During the 1950s, many new states emerged and changed the entire balance of power within the international organizations, adding to both their willingness and their ability to help. Support came first and foremost via the UN and its specialized agencies’ programs for technical assistance, which aimed to help with the economic development of new as well as already existing countries around the world, and through which also UNESCO slowly but surely expanded its field operations. In these early years the organization could offer technical assistance to requesting governments within the fields of elementary education, fundamental and adult education, technical education and science, and the work would be carried out by mission experts sent and employed by UNESCO.1

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Adult Education National Commission Unpublished Dissertation International Civil Aviation Organization International Bureau 
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