The United States and Israel announced on Thursday they were quitting the U N 's cultural agency UNESCO

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Diplomatic Observer

- diplomaticobserver.com
13 Oct 2017
Robert Harneis-TDO-(FRANCE) The United States has announced that it is withdrawing from the Paris based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the U.N.'s cultural and educational agency, complaining about the way it is run and about what Washington described as bias against Israel.

US, Israel to exit UN agency over alleged anti

13 Oct 2017
FILE - In this Monday Oct. 17, 2016 file picture, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization logo is pictured on the entrance at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris. U.S. officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as ...
- abcnews.go.com

U S officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U N ...

- acenewsservices.wordpress.com
13 Oct 2017
While the U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011, the State Department has maintained a UNESCO office at its Paris headquarters and sought to weigh in on policy behind the scenes.The withdrawal was confirmed Thursday by U.S. officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to be publicly named ...

US Announces Withdrawal from UNESCO, Accusing UN Agency of "Anti

13 Oct 2017
The State Department announced today that the United States will withdraw from UNESCO, citing "continuing anti-Israel bias" at the United Nation's cultural, educational, and science organization as well as its "need for fundamental reform" and "mounting arrears." The departure from the 195-nation strong agency marks yet another alarming move by the Trump's administration ...
- hyperallergic.com

Things to know about the United States leaving UNESCO

- fastcompany.com
13 Oct 2017
The United States is leaving UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, which preserves world heritage sites and customs and works to insure the free flow of information and ideas. The U.S. made the announcement on Thursday morning, citing financial reasons for the withdrawal, but also claiming that UNESCO had an anti-Israel bias, which ...

The United States and Israel leave Unesco, accusing the organization of being 'anti

13 Oct 2017
The United States, a great ally of Israel, had already distanced itself from Unesco. They had thus stopped participating in its financing in 2011 after the agency admitted Palestine among its member states. But they have since continued to sit on the Unesco Executive Board, composed of 58 members.
- latestnewseuropeuu.blogspot.ro

US, Israel to exit UNESCO over its alleged anti

- thehimalayantimes.com
13 Oct 2017
PARIS: The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the UN's educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" in the agency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit.

Great news for US interests and taxpayers

13 Oct 2017
The United State is pulling out of the United Nation's cultural organization UNESCO for it's anti-Israel bias. However that is just the tip of the iceberg and the Trump Administration should be celebrated for taking this bold move both for American taxpayers and U.S. national interests. Back in February 2017 I made the case in this blog for the United States leaving UNESCO ...
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United States, Israel rightly ditch UN's UNESCO hate group

- conservativereview.com
13 Oct 2017
On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that the United States will withdraw from UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), a virulently anti-Israel branch of the U.N. that has had its mission corrupted by Islamic authoritarian states and the anti-American, tyrannical nations of the world.

Trump Was Right to Withdraw the United States from UNESCO

13 Oct 2017
In its statement, the State Department cited "continuing anti-Israel bias" at UNESCO, among other things. The Paris-based agency is far from the only U.N. outfit to single out the Jewish state for opprobrium. But UNESCO's anti-Israel stances have been egregious even by this global body's debased standards, especially since 2011. That was the year the Palestinian Authority ...
- commentarymagazine.com

The Trump Administration is Leaving the UN Agency That Promotes Freedom

- undispatch.com
13 Oct 2017
It's worth unpacking this a little. Just six years ago, the United States was a member of UNESCO's key decision making body in good standing. The US championed the candidacy of UNESCO chief Irina Bokova and by all accounts positively engaged with the organization. Then in October 2011, Palestine sought membership to UNESCO, over US objections. Still, UNESCO member states ...

U S Exits Corrupt, Communist

13 Oct 2017
According to UN Watch, each year, UNESCO adopts about 10 resolutions criticizing a particular country. Unsurprisingly, considering the UN agency's membership roster, 100 percent of those resolutions target the state of Israel, with one exception occurring in 2013 when Syria was condemned in one resolution. The obsessive focus on Israel has become so extreme that more than ...
- thenewamerican.com

UNESCO to elect new chief after US, Israel walkout to revive UN's cultural and educational agency

- firstpost.com
13 Oct 2017
The United States is meant to provide a fifth of UNESCO's funding, but had already been withholding that since 2011 when the body admitted Palestine as a full member. It announced its departure on Thursday accusing UNESCO of anti-Israeli bias. Israel itself followed.

U S , Israel plan UNESCO exit

13 Oct 2017
The United States has pulled out of UNESCO before. President Ronald Reagan's administration did in 1984 because it viewed the agency as mismanaged, corrupt and used to advance Soviet interests. The U.S. rejoined in 2003, saying the agency could help in the fight against terrorism.
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Reactions to the US withdrawal from UNESCO DW

- dw.com
13 Oct 2017
While the United States and Israel both announced that they will quit the body, citing anti-Israel bias, UNESCO has increasingly worked in recent years on promoting Holocaust awareness projects, such as providing educational material and organizing visits to former Nazi concentration camps.

United States withdraws from UNESCO as anti

13 Oct 2017
The withdrawal of the United States was announced Thursday by the State Department, which considers that the agency needs a "fundamental reform". In a statement, the department said that it had notified the Director of UNESCO, Irina Bokova. Instead, the United States will seek "permanent observer" status.
- wirewag.com

Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on the information on the US withdrawal from UNESCO The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ...

- mid.ru
13 Oct 2017
We share the concern of many countries over UNESCO's recent excessive politicisation. We hope the new Director-General will do everything possible to fix this problem and focus on strictly cultural issues, which will allow continued cooperation in all areas of UNESCO competence with all countries, including the United States.

US, Israel pull out of UN cultural body over 'anti

13 Oct 2017
- 'Observer mission' -UNESCO was once a low-profile UN 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.
- dailymaverick.co.za

United States Withdraw From UNESCO

- nationalreview.com
13 Oct 2017
The Trump administration announced this morning that the U.S. is withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The administration cited UNESCO's anti-Israel bias, need for fundamental reform, and financial disarray as its grounds for leaving. The State Department further explained that the U.S. could and would remain engaged with ...

U S Says It Will Withdraw From UNESCO, Citing 'Anti

13 Oct 2017
Mission San Jose, one of five missions in San Antonio designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The cultural aid agency has designated more than 1,000 such sites around the world -- including more than 20 in the U.S. -- to celebrate their "outstanding universal value."
- npr.org

United States Leaves United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

- teenvogue.com
13 Oct 2017
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, was founded after World War II in an effort to promote global solidarity and cooperation through its mission to preserve culture, improve access to education, further gender equality, and promote scientific advances and freedom of expression. One of UNESCO's most popular projects is the World ...

U S Says It Will Withdraw From UNESCO, Citing 'Anti Texas Public Radio

13 Oct 2017
The Trump administration has announced that the U.S. will withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations' chief cultural and educational agency. In a statement released Thursday , the State Department said the move won't take effect for more than a year, noting the withdrawal will be as of Dec. 31, 2018.
- tpr.org

U S and Israel to withdraw from UN's cultural, educational agency

- cbc.ca
13 Oct 2017
The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's funding, is a major blow for the Paris-based organization, founded after the Second World War to help protect cultural and natural heritage around the world.

U S withdraws from UNESCO, the U N 's cultural organization, citing anti The Washington

13 Oct 2017
The United States helped found UNESCO but has been at odds with the organization in recent years. State Department officials cited a 2012 decision not to expel Syria from its human rights committee after the civil war in that country began, and repeated resolutions that refer to Israel as an occupying power.
- washingtonpost.com

Lebanon News, Breaking News US quits UN heritage agency citing "anti

- lbcgroup.tv
13 Oct 2017
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova expressed her disappointment: "At the time when conflicts continue to tear apart societies across the world, it is deeply regrettable for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations agency promoting education for peace and protecting culture under attack," she said.

US withdrawal from UNESCO loss for multilateralism, says cultural agency's chief

13 Oct 2017
Despite the withholding of funding, since 2011, we have deepened the partnership between the United States and UNESCO, which has never been so meaningful, she underscored. Together, we have worked to protect humanity's shared cultural heritage in the face of terrorist attacks and to prevent violent extremism through education and media literacy.
- un.org

Why the US and Israel pulled out of UNESCO

- pageone.ng
13 Oct 2017
Speaking on the withdrawal of the United States, the Director-General of the UNESCO, Irina Bokova, said that "After receiving official notification by the United States Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, as UNESCO Director-General, I wish to express profound regret at the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from UNESCO."

U S to Withdraw From UNESCO Here's What That Means

13 Oct 2017
"At the time when conflicts continue to tear apart societies across the world, it is deeply regrettable for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations agency promoting education for peace and protecting culture under attack," Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova said in a statement . "This is a loss to the United Nations family. This is a loss for ...
- news.nationalgeographic.com

Trump pulls U S out of pro

- lifesitenews.com
13 Oct 2017
President Obama cut of U.S. funding to UNESCO in 2011 "after the group admitted Palestinians as full members, following legislation from 1990 and 1994 that mandates such a cutoff to any United Nations agency that gives full membership to Palestinians," the New York Times explained. Trump's move today is a "significant escalation by the United States in its criticism of ...

Washington claims UN body is 'anti

13 Oct 2017
UNESCO director general Irina Bokova said in a statement: "After receiving official notification by the United States Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, as UNESCO Director-General, I wish to express profound regret at the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from UNESCO."
- express.co.uk

US, Israel withdraw from UN cultural organisation citing anti ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

- abc.net.au
13 Oct 2017
"After receiving official notification by the United States Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, as UNESCO director-general, I wish to express profound regret at the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from UNESCO," UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova said in a statement.

Israel bias, U S to withdraw from UNESCO

13 Oct 2017
More problematic, though, have been UNESCO actions perceived as anti-Israel. Last year, Reuters reported that a UNESCO resolution characterizing Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock -- a site referred to by Jews as the Temple Mount -- as only a "Muslim holy site" prompted Israel to recall its ambassador to the organization.
- politico.com

U S pulls out of UN cultural body, citing 'anti

- rappler.com
13 Oct 2017
(UPDATED) 'This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO,' US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says in a statement

US to withdraw from UNESCO cultural agency

13 Oct 2017
"This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.
- thehill.com

US pulls out of Unesco

- nation.co.ke
13 Oct 2017
UNESCO, which is best known for producing the list of World Heritage sites that includes the Grand Canyon and other US attractions, has been the scene of diplomatic flare-ups in recent years after Arab countries succeeded in passing a number of resolutions critical of Israel.

United States withdraws from UNESCO over relentless 'anti Dr Rich Swier

13 Oct 2017
Even Irina Bokova, the director-general of the UN's cultural agency UNESCO, expressed her opposition to her organization's own members after they adopted a resolution that rejects the historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem. More Islamic falsifying of other religions.
- drrichswier.com

US quits UNESCO citing anti

- tass.com
13 Oct 2017
In December 2016, the Washington Post reported that US Congress considered the idea of withdrawing from such organizations as the UN and UNESCO after the Security Council passed a resolution calling on Israel to immediately halt its settlement activity on the occupied Palestinian territories.
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