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Role of UN in bridging the gapbetween north and south
1945: The UNESCO adopts constitution-
 Article 1.2 states that “the organisation will be
collaborate in the field of advancing the mutualknowledge and understanding of peoplesthrough all means of mass communication andto that end recommend such internationalagreements as may be necessary to promotethe free flow of ideas by word and image.
1948: The UN adopt The Universal Declarationof Human Rights- every one has the Right tofreedom of opinion and expression
Birth of Non-Alignment at the first Non-Aligned summit,Belgrade- defined the goals and tasks of the policy of non-alignment.
The 33
session of UN Gen. Assembly adopts resolutionaffirming the need for NWICO
1979: Publication of the MacBride Commission’s Report
1980: The UNESCO intergovernmental Conference atParis reaches consensus on a draft for institutionalarrangements for cooperation on communicationdevelopment in the developing countries, andrecommends the UNESCO to set up internationalprogramme for development of communication (IPDC)
The 21
Gen. Conf. of the UNESCO at Belgradeaccepts the McBride Commission Report, andadopts Resolution 4.19 which outlines the basiccharacter and content of the NWICO. The IPDCis established with an intergovernmental councilof 35 members.
1981: Voices of freedom conferences atTalloires (France), a gathering of the delegatesof the Western media attacks UNESCO andNWICO, and asks the UNESCO to abandonattempts to regulate and restrict free flow of news and formulate rules for the press.

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