The Muses Press has now moved to France, the land of the Muses ! We are based in the scenic beauty of Limousin, in the Department called La Creuse. All around are found ancient castles, churches, cathedrals and historic towns, including Poitiers, Montlucon, Boussac, Gueret, Limoges, Tours, La Chatre, Argenton-Sur-Creuse etc. Many artists, poets and writers have been drawn to this part of France over the centuries, including Leonardo Da Vinci, who is buried not too far away at the Chateau d’Amboise, George Sand, who is near La Chatre just up the road from us, Monet who often painted the beautiful river of La Creuse valley and many more. This is a perfect surrounding for our new base and for the ongoing work of IIPSGP in our determination to do all we can to save mankind from the scourge of war. It is worth remembering furthermore the reason that UNESCO was created back in 1945 (in the UK) and remember that IIPSGP was also created, in 1991 at the University of London following a speech by Dr Frederico Mayor then Sec. Gen. of UNESCO. UNESCO is of course now based just up the road from us in Paris which is short train ride from Argenton-Sur-Creuse or Montlucon.
The constitution of UNESCO starts as follows:
The Governments of the States Parties to this Constitution on behalf of their peoples declare:
That since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed;
That ignorance of each other’s ways and lives has been a common cause, throughout the history of mankind, of that suspicion and mistrust between the peoples of the world through which their differences have all too often broken into war;
That the great and terrible war which has now ended was a war made possible by the denial of the democratic principles of the dignity, equality and mutual respect of men, and by the propagation, in their place, through ignorance and prejudice, of the doctrine of the inequality of men and races;
That the wide diffusion of culture, and the education of humanity for justice and liberty and peace are indispensable to the dignity of man and constitute a sacred duty which all the nations must fulfil in a spirit of mutual assistance and concern;
That a peace based exclusively upon the political and economic arrangements of governments would not be a peace which could secure the unanimous, lasting and sincere support of the peoples of the world, and that the peace must therefore be founded, if it is not to fail, upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind.
For these reasons, the States Parties to this Constitution, believing in full and equal opportunities for education for all, in the unrestricted pursuit of objective truth, and in the free exchange of ideas and knowledge, are agreed and determined to develop and to increase the means of communication between their peoples and to employ these means for the purposes of mutual understanding and a truer and more perfect knowledge of each other’s lives;
In consequence whereof they do hereby create the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for the purpose of advancing, through the educational and scientific and cultural relations of the peoples of the world, the objectives of international peace and of the common welfare of mankind for which the United Nations Organization was established and which its Charter proclaims.
The MUSES PRESS is proud to support and endorse the work of UNESCO for the implementation of these principles and recommends our publications to all who are concerned for the well being, happiness and peace of mankind.