GENEVA (Jul. 21)
The Commission on Human Rights of the United Nations Economic and Social Council has decided to receive communications from United Nations member countries on the issue of anti-Semitism until the end of 1960, it was disclosed here today at a meeting of UNESCO.
The action was taken at the request of Dr. Maurice Perizweig, of the World Jewish Congress, attending the meeting of the Commission, Previously all communications had been deferred. Dr. Perlzweig pointed out that the problem was a current one and asked for the commission action for that reason.
The UNESCO meeting decided to transmit to the UN General Assembly a report of the commission dealing with the problem of racial and religious discrimination, including anti-Semitism, throughout the world.
The request for communications on anti-Semitic developments resulted from a resolution approved last January by a 14-nation Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities which established the principle that anti-Semitic manifestations were a violation of the UN charter.
During the debate here, the Polish delegate presented a picture of anti-Semitism throughout the world and contended that this “anti-social phenomenon” had disappeared in Poland.