Diplomacy, from the beginning

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

For many years, as Director General of UNESCO, created to “avoid war” and “build peace in the minds of men,” I have underscored the need to come together in dialogue and conciliation before conflicts arise or, at least, as soon as they commence.

Instead of seeking the Security Council’s permission last hour to reduce Gaddafi by force, the United Nations’ Member States should have unanimously supported earlier the UN as the major negotiator in preventing the conflict.

Maximo’s cartoon in the March 25th issue of ABC is excellent. It says so much in so few words! (and it certainly stands out among so many words that say so little.)