USA 31 December 2018 will come from the United Nations education, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO), as already notified the Director General of the organization Irina Bokova. A statement published on the website of the us state Department.
“This decision was made easy. It reflects the US concern about the growing debt (membership dues – ed.), UNESCO, the need for fundamental reforms in the organization and the continuing anti-Israel bias in UNESCO,” the statement reads.
At the same time, the state Department said that the United States intends to continue to participate in the activities of the organization as an observer country, “to make a contribution to the views, perspectives and expertise of the US on some important issues…, including the protection of world heritage, defending press freedom and promoting research collaboration and education.”
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“The decision on the U.S. withdrawal will come into force on 31 December 2018. Until that time, the United States remains a full member of UNESCO”, – said the foreign Ministry.
Director General of the organization Irina Bokova expressed regret that Washington’s decision, calling it “a loss for UNESCO, the United Nations and multilateralism”.
“It is deeply regrettable that the US withdraws from the UN agencies that promote education for peace and protect culture from attack, at a time when conflicts continue to ravage societies around the world”, – is spoken in the statement published on the website of UNESCO.
In October 2011, UNESCO accepted the Palestinian authority. In protest against this decision, the US stated that cease to Finance the organization.
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