progress toward the international enactment of calendar reform
was reported at the Seventh Annual Meeting 15 January
1954 of The World Calendar
Association, International, held in the International Building,
New York City. Published highlights (JCR Vol. 24, April
1954) for SWITZERLAND:
was the scene of many international conferences during 1953.
At several of these, The World Calendar Association was represented
and the cause of calendar revision was presented. Perhaps
the most important, from this viewpoint, was the meeting of
the Council of ISO (International Organization for Standardization),
which is considering the motion of its French member to place
"standardization of the calendar" on its regular
program of activities. A questionnaire on this motion has
been sent to all its members, but insufficient replies have
thus far reached the secretariat to enable a firm conclusion.
The council meeting was addressed by James Avery Joyce, international
liaison officer of The World Calendar Association, and his
appeal for a standardized calendar was supported by strong
statements from the French delegates and from the representative
of Soviet Russia. Mr.Joyce also attended meetings of the U.N.
Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations and of ECOSOC,
the Economic and Social Council of the U.N., with its numerous
committees and subcommittees . . . . An important Swiss business
magazine, Der Organisator, published an informative
article on calendar reform.
The World Calendar Association