ACT ON IRINA BOKOVA
Dear Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO,
Through this Act, on June 16, 2016, we are communicating with you to make an International Repudiation regarding your candidacy as UN Secretary General. This is because under your mandate in UNESCO you have done absolutely nothing to remedy the discriminatory conditions we have denounced with regards the UNESCO Association for the Promotion of Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue in Malaga, which in 2015 has been sentenced by our Ethics Committee for the charges of “Complicity with Discrimination”, since said institution has awarded Mr. Ole Nydahl with a “UNESCO Prize” for his alleged contribution to interfaith dialogue, even though this individual has publicly transmitted Islamophobia on several occasions. Despite the fact that we have confirmed to UNESCO Association of Malaga that Mr. Nydahl committed discriminatory acts repeatedly, this Association has omitted any attempt to reach a peaceful resolution from this huge mistake. At the same time, in your position as Director of UNESCO, you have omitted our Notification to withdraw the prestigious seal of UNESCO from the Malaga Association, thus demonstrating a clear indifference to the violations of principles of such an organization, something by which the Spanish Commission, that is responsible to address these matters, has been characterized as well.
In conclusion, we request an immediate appropriate action on your part to correct the present discriminatory order, by removing the seal of UNESCO received by the Malaga Association.
Always with a reconciling spirit,
Buddhist Master Maitreya
President of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights