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5. Extraordinary Session of UNESCO
Information Division: An Extraordinary Session of UNESCO will be held in Paris from July 1 to July 4. Its primary purpose will be to elect a new Director-General to succeed Dr. Jaime Torres Bodet, who resigned during the Seventh Session.
After balloting on several nominees for the director-generalship -- including Dr. John Humphrey, a Canadian member of the United Nations Secretariat -- the Executive Board has nominated Dr. Luther Evans, United States member of the Board. His election virtually is assured. Dr. Evans was not a nominee of the United States Government; he was nominated as an individual after the Executive Board had become deadlocked on several occasions on the choice of a successor to Dr. Torres Bodet.
Mr. Pierre Dupuy, Canadian Ambassador to Italy, will be Chairman of the Canadian delegation. He will be assisted by Mr. RenÚ Garneau of the Canadian Embassy in Paris as delegate and Mr. J.C. Langley of the Canadian Embassy in Belgium as secretary.
In addition to appointing a new Director-General, the forthcoming Extraordinary Session will discuss plans for the permanent UNESCO headquarters; the United States loyalty check procedure in reference to United States citizens employed by UNESCO; the status of the Yugoslav member of the Executive Board and the notices of withdrawal from the Organization of Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
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