McKenzie Wark on Tue, 22 Jul 1997 04:48:12 +0200 (MET DST)

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<nettime> UNESCO announcement (fwd)

Those on the list interested in global media issues, and those
interested in NGOs might like to note this. The IAMCR is the
International Association for Mass Communication Research. 


McKenzie Wark
Visiting Professor, American Studies Program, New York University
"We no longer have origins we have terminals"

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 11:21:12 GMT+1000
From: Naren Chitty <>
To: iamcr-newsletter@spot.Colorado.EDU
Subject: UNESCO announcement

Dear IAMCR Colleagues, 

Following the adoption by the UNESCO General Conference of the new 
Directives concerning UNESCO's relations with non-governmental 
organizations, I am pleased to inform you that the Executive Board of 
UNESCO, at its recent session, upon the recommendation by the 
Director-General, has decided to admit IAMCR into "formal consultative" 
relations with UNESCO. The new framework of UNESCO for cooperation with 
NGOs calls for two types of relations: formal and operational. Formal 
relations are granted to NGOs who have already established operational 
relations with UNESCO. 

In his letter to IAMCR, dated June 25, 1997, Mr. Frederico Mayor, 
Director-General notes: "I need hardly emphasize the significance of the 
formal bond which UNESCO is proposing to establish with your 
organization, and draw your attention to the philosophy underlying the 
new era of cooperation opening up between UNESCO and the non-governmental 
community, in which the role of your organization is of great 
importance." Thereafter, this means that the term "NGO in formal 
consultative relations with UNESCO" may be used to describe IAMCR 
relations with UNESCO. 

In assessing the status of IAMCR, the Director-General's report indicates 
that "there has been a distinct improvement in its representativeness in 
Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and in certain LDCs, 
where its presence and activities were virtually nil." The quality and 
importance of IAMCR's relations with the Organization are commended by 
the Communication Sector. 

We look forward to a new period of a close and fruitful partnership with 
UNESCO as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of IAMCR. 

Hamid Mowlana
President, IAMCR

Released via:
Naren Chitty
Secretary General, IAMCR
International Communication Program
Media & Communication Studies Department
Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia

Fax   : 612-9850-9689;            Tel: 612-9850-7931

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