Válka OSN proti vědě

Generální tajemník OSN Kofi Annan nedávno prohlásil, že světové vynakládání vědeckého úsilí je poznamenáno nerovností. S poukazem na to, že rozvojové země investují do vědeckého výzkumu mnohem méně peněz a produkují méně vědců, Annan varoval, že výsledná nerovnováha v geografickém rozložení vědeckých aktivit vytváří problémy jak pro vědeckou obec v rozvojových zemích, tak pro vývoj sám. Vyzval vědce a vědecké instituce po celém světě, aby tuto nerovnost řešili a přinesli prospěch vědy všem lidem.

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Vždyť OSN má být strážcem lidských práv, z nichž nejzákladnější je právo na potraviny. Když se od lidských práv upouští, je to nejčastěji proto, že jsou lidé zoufale chudí. Jedním z faktorů, který přispívá k chudobě, je neschopnost lidí efektivně se nasytit. Posláním OSN by měla být potravinová soběstačnost pro všechny. Místo toho vlastní zájmy byrokracie OSN brání chudým ve snaze zlepšit své životy - a dokonce přežít.

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