Women United for the United Nations, 1947-

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In the spring of 1946, the representatives of some 30 women's organizations accredited to the nongovernmental section of the United Nations met informally to discuss how best to disseminate information about the activities of the U.N. In January 1947, Women United for the United Nations was formed and began publicizing the work of the U.N. It distributed catalogs of documentary films, produced a monthly bulletin entitled "U.N. News for Women Broadcasters," promoted coverage of the U.N. in the press, and in 1948, in conjunction with the American Association for the United Nations, established an Information Center for the U.N. WUUN was also instrumental in gaining national support for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Relief Fund (UNICEF) and inaugurating its successful program to sell greeting cards. Among its many other activities, WUUN sought to mobilize interest in the U.N. through a series of community pilot projects. These projects heightened public awareness of the importance of the U.N. by sponsoring speakers, panel discussions, films, and other educational programs. For a more detailed history of WUUN, see #1.

From the guide to the Records, 1946-1966, 1978, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute)

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creatorOf Records, 1946-1966, 1978 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Thompson, Dorothy, 1894-1961 person
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