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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. Universality is critical to UNESCO’s mission to strengthen international peace and security in the face of hatred…(Read More)

Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2017) — Better World Campaign President Peter Yeo issued the following statement today regarding the United States’ decision to formally withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):“We are deeply disappointed in the Administration’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO. The U.S. played a vital role…(Read More)

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…(Read More)

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