By Iran Probe staff
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Sunday delivered a speech saying the Islamic Republic will not succumb to initiatives such as UNESCO 2030, adding the signing of such an agreement was a mistake and it will not be implemented.
“… this document, the 2030 United Nations and UNESCO and these things, these are not issues the Islamic Republic will accept,” he said marking Teachers Day in Iran.
“What gives this so-called international institution, which is most definitely under the influence of the world’s major powers, the right to issue orders for various nations with different cultures?” he said lashing at UNESCO.
Khamenei criticized the regime’s High Council of Cultural Revolution (an oppressive entity in charge of supervising universities and other learning and cultural centers), asking why did they allow this to happen and forced him to intervene in this regard.
“This is the Islamic Republic… this is not a place where a destructive Western lifestyle can gain influence,” he added.
What is the UNESCO document?
This UNESCO document was adopted in September 2015 by the United Nations Member States. The objective is to improve education quality in different countries. Member States signing this document agreed to forecast the necessary credit to improve education by January 2016.
The UNESCO National Commission, in cooperation with a number of ministries, including the Education and Science ministries, the Management and Programming Organization and the Labor Ministry, defined the goals stipulated in the UNESCO Member States’ meeting in Shanghai with the standards of Iran’s society and prepared the 2030 Education Document for Iran accordingly.