UNESCO is apparently on a PR tour to win back America’s $78 million, which it very deliberately lost last year. Here is Claudia Rossett on the matter, citing our friend Brett Schaeffer at Heritage: UNESCO’s director general, Irina Bokova, wants America’s money back. But rather than try to persuade UNESCO’s members to undo their admission [...]
This morning the Secretary General, and Rebeca Grynspan, Associate Administrator of UNDP, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser on the MDGs, held a press conference to report on the progress towards achieving the MDG’s. The SG described Sachs and Grynspan as his “top development experts and senior advisers.” They cited a report issued this week [...]
Transaction publishers is republishing Richard Hoggart’s book, UNESCO: An idea and Its Servants, with a new introduction by former US UN ambassador John Bolton. The book is available this week, and can be purchased from the publisher, at bookstores and from on-line sellers.
Despite paying a lot of lip service to the invaluable input of youth into the work of the UN, months have gone by and still nothing has been decided on the UN Youth Conference. Last week, the chair of the discussion on the UN Youth Conference from Benin urged member states not to “lose sight [...]