President Akufo-Addo has today, Monday, 10th October 2022, addressed the 215th Session of the Executive Board of UNESCO, arguably, the most outstanding global agency to have emerged out of the formation of the United Nations.
In his address, the president indicated in his remarks that the world does not have the luxury to pick and choose which crises we want to fix.
The President said at this moment, we cannot pick and choose between funding guns and education.
We cannot pick and choose between the interests of the present generation and the future of our girls and boys. We cannot choose geopolitical concerns over preserving our cherished cultural heritages, lest we perish universally.”
He added that “Unfortunately, due to global instability, education has become one of many competing priorities of domestic budgets.
As the recently appointed Domestic Financing champion of the Global Partnership for Education, I sought the co-operation and support of UNESCO to work towards developing sustainable homegrown financial solutions, so we can develop the educational system for the future we want in our various countries. We must strive, as Member-States of UNESCO, to ensure that education remains a priority in our common development agenda,” he stated.