[Universal Pedagogical Union

In Prague 1925, Pierre de Coubertin stepped down as the active president of the International Olympic Committee. In his speech on 29th May which was both a farewell message and focused on the future, he stated that “the future of civilization […] depends solely on the educational direction that emerges. […] The time has come to construct a pedagogical edifice […] appropriate […] to current needs.” On 15th November (at the age of 62), he launched the Union Pédagogique Universelle [Universal Pedagogical Union], returning to his initial vocation of 1886.More information: coubertin.org.Photo: Farewell letter from the IOC President, Pierre de Coubertin, to all members, in which he announces the transmission of his official obligations to his successor, Henri Baillet-Latour, in September 1925 (International Pierre de Coubertin Committee).

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