UNESCO 30th anniversary
The 30th Anniversary
of UNESCO was celebrated on 4th
November 1976 during the General Conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya. The
Director-General of UNESCO, the President of the 19th session, the Chairman of
the Executive Board, the Foreign Minister of Kenya and the President of the Republic of Seychelles spoke on
the occasion. The Director-General held a reception in the evening to which all
members of the delegations were invited.
The city of Nagasaki offered
the Angel of Nagasaki as a gift to UNESCO for its 30th Anniversary in 1976. The
40 cm high sculpture, originally on the facade of the Urakami Church in Nagasaki, was the
only part miraculously spared from destruction by the explosion of the atomic
bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945. It can now be seen
in the Peace Garden
("the Japanese Garden")
at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
Message by His Holiness Pope Paul VI on the occasion
of UNESCO's 30th anniversary on 3 November 1976 (in French).
Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics 8 September 1976
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