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Head of U.N. Special Fund Praises Ort’s Vocational Training Schools

October 24, 1961
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The United Nations and Women’s American ORT are “bound together, not only by common sympathies but also as workers in the same vineyard,” one of the highest UN officials told the women’s organization’s 16th biennial convention here tonight. The speaker was Paul Hoffman, managing director of the United Nations Special Fund who headed America’s Marshall Plan in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. More than 1,200 delegates from Women’s American ORT’s 419 chapters are attending the four-day convention.

“I know from first-hand experience,” Mr. Hoffman said, “of ORT’s splendid work in vocational training, in providing new skills which, literally, change the lives of their proud new possessors. And I am grateful to you that you have chosen to consider, at this important convention, ORT’s own efforts against the background of the endeavors of the United Nations.”

The UN official voiced a plea for greater understanding by the general public in this country of the aims and achievements of the United Nations, especially in the spheres of social and economic development.

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