2 against 200. When the minority hijacks the reason

Key players in the Education Commission, trying to get an agreement

At the 39th UNESCO Conference General, Education Commission, we have been through a bizarre situation. 2 countries were blocking the will of 200. 2 were prepared for pressing a political demand, a need for attention. 200 were missing discussion time on educational issues, the real reason to meet up from all over the World. 2 are leaving the organization (we hope that not for good?) because of political reasons, 200 are staying and watching their time wasted because of a selfish behaviour. It seems that Education is now also a war tool in civilized countries. Instead of doing a gentle exit these two countries decided to make a noisy one, forcing another excuse to leave, that was induced by them. A pity, a shame, a waste, a circus, a calculated play.

Education is now also a war tool in civilized countries

 

Key players in the Education Commission, trying to get an agreement
Key players in the Education Commission, trying to get an agreement

 

All the way done to France from home, one week off family and work team just to check that some minorities keep forcing a binary World where everyone is definitively against if they are not in a neat, crystal-clear favour. Fuzzy logic, 50 shades of flavours, midway negotiation, honest discussion, global care of SDG 4, all of these are irrelevant if 2 hijack the reason of 200.

39th General Conference

UNESCO, Paris, France. November, 2-4, 2017