OK, so UNESCO is all about promoting peace and justice through countries working together to protect and celebrate culture, science and education. Right?
So why, why, why, why, why is the United States employing bully-boy tactics and removing one fifth of UNESCO’s budget as a reprisal for UNESCO accepting Palestine as a member? Palestine is a member of FIFA but you don’t see the United States boycotting the World Cup!
If the United States really cares about what UNESCO is all about – education, science and culture – then they wouldn’t turn it into a massive political game for spoilt children. I honestly think this decision by America to try and hold the world hostage is deplorable. Their decision will effect the development of education for children, the progress of science for preventing diseases and the loss of protection for some of the world heritage sites.
And worse than the United States is the cowardice of the United Kingdom. We abstained in the vote to accept Palestine! It seems our conscience wouldn’t let us vote ‘no’ but we were to scared of the good old United States and Israel to vote ‘yes’!
Sorry for the rant I just think this is horrific.