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United States withdraws from UNESCO

United States withdraws from UNESCO”

United States has finally withdrawn from UNESCO citing issues relating to Palestinian Tensions.

The United States has chose to pull out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that the Trump administration sees as anti-Israel. It was not clear when the move would be formally announced.

Washington will remain in the organization "as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives and expertise", the statement said.

If it does withdraw from UNESCO, the U.S. would remain as an observer state in meetings.

"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", said UNESCO director general Irina Bokova in a statement.

Washington's move was "a loss for multiculturalism and the United Nations family", she added.

In 2011, the Obama administration cut $80 million a year from its UNESCO budget in response to the organization's inclusion of Palestine as a member.

However, the State Department has maintained a mission at the agency's Paris headquarters.



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