The state Department said that the United States decided to withdraw from the UNESCO. This decision was made because of arrears in contributions, the need for reform of the UN and «anti-Israel bias». The official release will be issued on 31 December 2018.
The United States has notified UNESCO about the decision to secede from this organization. It is reported RIA Novosti citing a state Department statement.
«October 12, 2017, the Department of state notified the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova on the decision of the United States to leave the organization and intention to establish a permanent observation mission to UNESCO», — stated in the message.
The American authorities noted that this decision was made because of arrears in contributions, the need for reform of the UN and «anti-Israel bias». USA is officially out of the structure of UNESCO on 31 December 2018, but will retain observer status in the organization.
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