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United Nations University

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution the United Kingdom is making towards the creation of a United Nations University in Tokyo; and whether British experience with the Open University is being made use of in connection with this project.

Her Majesty's Government have no plans at the moment to make a financial contribution to the United Nations University but we are following developments closely and sympathetically. Professor Asa Briggs of the University of Sussex is a member of the United Nations University Council. The concept of the United Nations University is fundamentally different from that of the Open University.