UNESCO and the (One) World of Julian Huxley

  title={UNESCO and the (One) World of Julian Huxley},
  author={Glenda Sluga},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  pages={393 - 418}
  • Glenda Sluga
  • Published 2 November 2009
  • Sociology, Art
  • Journal of World History
This article investigates the idea of cosmopolitanism associated with internationalism and the origins of UNESCO at the end of World War II. In the first few years of UNESCO's operation, delegates and functionaries portrayed "world citizenship" as the path to permanent world peace and as a necessary step in the evolution of human society from tribes to nations, from national consciousness to "one world." A key figure in that history was Julian Huxley, UNESCO's first director-general. This… 

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