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UNESCO and Indian Government – Were Up To Tricks

Posted by Barry Pittard on June 26, 2007

Fortunately, this document – which India’s then Foreign Minister Jaswant Sinha in the now ousted right wing Vajpayee government, a devotee of Sai Baba, tried to have expunged by the Director General of UNESCO is still available at the web.archive.org/ – click HERE.

For a detailed story of how the BBC caught UNESCO out in a subterfuge, getting it to confirm that it still stood by the original terms of the media advisory see:  The Case of the Missing Media Advisory.

The Advisory points to “several factors”, and not alone to sexual abuse allegations against Sathya Sai Baba.

Media Advisory

UNESCO WITHDRAWS FROM CONFERENCE

Paris, September 15 – UNESCO has decided it will no longer sponsor nor take part in a conference it had been due to co-organize with the Institute of Sathya Sai Education (ISSE, Thailand) and The Flinders University Institute of International Education (Australia), in Puttaparthi, India, from September 25 to 29. The decision means UNESCO is no longer associated in any way through sponsorship, organization or participation of any kind with the conference on Strengthening Values Education: Innovative Approaches to Teacher Education for Peace and International Understanding.

UNESCO’s withdrawal was prompted by several factors. Certain decisions were taken by the ISSE without consultation, such as plans to hold some of the sessions at the Ashram of the Sathya Sai movement in Puttaparthi, and the inclusion of some speakers in the conference programme without their previous consent. Furthermore, the Organization is deeply concerned about widely-reported allegations of sexual abuse involving youths and children that have been levelled at the leader of the movement in question, Sathya Sai Baba. Whilst it is not for UNESCO to pronounce itself in this regard, the Organization restates its firm moral and practical commitment to combating the sexual exploitation of children, in application of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which requires States to protect children from all forms of sexual exploitation and violence.

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3 Responses to “UNESCO and Indian Government – Were Up To Tricks”

  1. […] of joint participation in a large Sai Baba promoted education conference in Puttaparthi, See HERE. Other successful exposures included articles in Times of London, Daily Telegraph, the mass […]

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