I see that unesco's latest global gabfest launches this week. It's the world conference on esd with interminable lectures and panels. I predict that there will be much grandstanding, virtue signalling and sanctimonious pontificating, and no doubt myriad folk will tell what they are convinced are their ineffable and immutable truths.
Just looking at the programme requires a strong stomach. It brings Oscar Wilde's lines on life in Reading Gaol to mind:
"All that we know who lie in gaol / Is that the wall is strong;
And that each day is like a year, / A year whose days are long."
Loved the Berlin one too. Gabfest is such an appropriate description.