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As Guterres Steals 2d Term, UNESCO Kyrgyz Candidate Complains to Inner City Press, Here

By Matthew Russell Lee & sources, Exclusive

UN GATE, April 3 – Last week brought to the fore one of the most unbelievable scandals ever experienced at the UN level - pending Antonio Guterres' already begun drive to steal a second term as SG.

 This one concerns the intentional spoiling of the democratic electoral process for the Head of a UN agency. And again, it comes from UNESCO in Paris, with the candidate from Kyrgyzstan as we reported was pushed out from competing, see below. How many are being silenced by Guterres, with the collusion of those who block the circulation of now six opponents' names?

  The procedure for the nomination of the Director general of UNESCO is described here: By his letter of December 14, 2020, the Chairman of the Executive board, Agapito MBA MOKUY, requested nominations from Member States for the DG position and set the deadline for submitting candidates at March 15, 2021.

 By the deadline of 15 March 2021, MBA MOKUY had received two nominations: the one from France - the current DG, A. Azoulay, and the one of Kyrgyzstan - A.B. Beishenaliev, Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic.

  Inner City Press first reported how he was made to drop out. He contacted Inner City Press with this:

From: Beishenaliev Almazbek
Date: Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 2:41 AM
Subject: Greetings from Bishkek
To: Matthew Russell Lee, Inner City Press

  Hi I was really surprised when I learned the issue around my nomination for the position of Director-General of the UNESCO just through your article yesterday. I had a phone call and informed that there are two candidates from the Kyrgyz Republic. This was the reason why I decided to choke back my candidacy. 

After your article, I understood that I was deceived by UNESCO. It is dishonorable and unbecoming behavior from an international organization that is associated with justice and human rights.  Kind regards  Almazbek Beishenaliev."

But is this *the* Almazbek Beishenaliev? It is the UN system's total lack of transparency, and Guterres' dictator-like policy of roughing up, banning and refusing to answer confirm or deny questions from Press he doesn't like that creates this situation. Guterres must go.

 On March 22, 2021, the application of Mr. A.B. Beishenaliev was withdrawn by Note Verbale N° 194/3 sent to MBA MOKUY by the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Paris. There were two candidates for one full week, and nobody knew about it thanks to MBA MOKUY. 

The day that followed the withdrawal of the second candidate, March 23, 2021, the Chairman of the Executive Board sent his circular letter to inform Member States that there is only one candidate for DG of UNESCO. In paragraph two of his letter, he shamelessly lied by stating to the entire world that he had received only one candidature. Letter here.  This is more than criminal. It sheds doubts about the whole procedure.

 For sure, the US government should think twice before even considering rejoining UNESCO, this rotten by corruption and anti-democratic rituals organization. But first things first: Dump Guterres. Watch this site.


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