March 20, 1956

USA AND CYPRUS: Paris, 19 – American interest in Cyprus continues unabated (…). According to a Reuters correspondent in Washington, who cited a reliable source, the United States is ready to use its influence, via diplomatic channels, to establish the appropriate climate that would lead to a settlement of the Cyprus issue. SOCIAL SCIENCES CENTER: Following an observation by the general assembly of UNESCO that Greece is indifferent to the development of sociological knowledge, the UN has granted the country $5,000 toward the foundation of a Greek center for social sciences, which will undertake to disseminate knowledge and to carry out research into social phenomena in Greece. (…) Last May UNESCO sent a Belgian professor to Greece, who had set out his views to the education minister, Mr Achilleas Gerokostopoulos, at a meeting attended by professors at Athens University and the University of Thessaloniki, the head of Panteion University and other academics. The latter all were in favor of funding an institute of social sciences.