USA to Pull Out of UNESCO, Again; Wade Massey; 234 Vibe News


USA – Grand Canyon National Park

UNESCO was once a low-profile United Nations agency best known for producing a list of World Heritage sites including tourist favourites such as the Grand Canyon or Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, as well as running science, media and cultural programmes.

The United States will withdraw from UNESCO at the end of next year, the State Department said Thursday, in order to stop accumulating uppaid dues and make a stand on what it said is anti-Israel bias at the U.N.’s educational, science and cultural organization.

The country plans to become “a non-member observer state in order to contribute USA views, perspectives and expertise on some of the important issues undertaken by the organization, including the protection of world heritage, advocating for press freedoms, and promoting scientific collaboration and education”.

 

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