“Building Peace in the Minds of Men and Women”? Is UNESCO Fulfilling its Constitution?
Aren M. Maeir
The lofty goals of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as defined in its constitution are: “… to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion, by the Charter of the United Nations”, or as succinctly summarized on the UNESCO website – “Building Peace in the Minds of Men and Women.”
But are these goals being attained? And is UNESCO acting in a manner that will build peace for men and women?
The recent, and much debated, UNESCO decision regarding cultural heritage in Jerusalem…
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