Skip to comments.The United States Withdraws From UNESCO
Posted on 10/12/2017 2:38:39 PM PDT by Covenantor
Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 12, 2017
On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. 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.
The United States indicated to the Director General its desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. 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.
Pursuant to Article II(6) of the UNESCO Constitution, U.S. withdrawal will take effect on December 31, 2018. The United States will remain a full member of UNESCO until that time
now let’s quit the UnitedNazis altogether (or just keep security council seat) and toss the whole damned lot of spies and enemy agents OUT of USA~!
win win win!
Good news ping.
Will be unable to respond tonight.
Now THIS is winning!
I have never really known what it was like to win like this before :)
Great! And as a bonus, watch David, Lester, and whatever wet their panties when announcing it on network agenda news.
Thank God! Idiot Bush Jr. got us back in when Reagan got us out.
France24 article excerpt:
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US withdraws from UNESCO amid accusations of 'anti-Israel bias'
Article text by FRANCE 24
The United States announced Thursday that it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accusing the body of "anti-Israel bias."
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington would establish an "observer mission" to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency.
Later Thursday, Israel announced it was laying the groundwork to also leave UNESCO.
The United States was angered in 2011 when UNESCO members granted Palestine full membership of the body, despite opposition from its ally Israel. The move resulted in both the US and Israel to halt their contributions to the agency.
Washington opposes any move by UN bodies to recognise the Palestinians as a state, believing that this must await a negotiated Middle East peace deal.
But US President Donald Trump's administration is also reviewing many of its multilateral commitments, pursuing what he calls an "America First" foreign policy.
Nauert said the State Department had notified UNESCO's outgoing Director-General Irina Bokova of their decision earlier Thursday.
"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," she said in a statement.
"The United States indicated to the director-general its desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute US 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."
The news of Washingtons decision comes as members of the UNESCO executive board are in the midst of nominating a successor for Bokova.
Cant imagine how US will detach In an interview with FRANCE 24, the UNESCO head said she felt deep regret over the US announcement.
The United States is not just the founder of UNESCO, but it was an American who penned our constitution in 1945, she said, adding: We need the United States, we need universality of this organisation if we want this large platform of negotiation, of dialogue, of reaching mutually agreed ideas and policies.
Asked whether she thought the US would reverse its decision any time soon, Irina Bokova said that: We never stopped working with the United States after the suspension of their financial contribution. We have developed very solid partnerships, she said. I cannot imagine how the United States will detach from us."
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This is WINNING...
God Bless America, God Bless Donald Trump!
Trump is fighting the wall of globalism one brick at a time. Exit Paris Accords scam, exit UNESCO, DACA is completely dead in 5 months, Iran deal about to be decertified, NAFTA is on life support. Surely more to come.
Too bad I cant kick every kid who comes to my door trick or treating for UNICEF in the nads
Once I grew up and saw OPEC China etc giving nada I stopped
UNESCO has always been a worthless money sucking leftist rathole since it’s inception.
Anybody getting tired of winning yet?
No, but sometimes I need time to stop and catch my breath. President Donald Trump rarely gives me that time.
“Pursuant to Article II(6) of the UNESCO Constitution, U.S. withdrawal will take effect on December 31, 2018. The United States will remain a full member of UNESCO until that time”
FTS. Have the offices cleared out by COB tomorrow.
Better to disband the UN.
Good! Another crap weasel corrupt global org to which we should not belong! Yes, we are winning! Thank you, Trump administration.
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