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US Quits Unesco for 'Anti-Israel Bias'

The United States has withdrawn from Unesco, The Independent reports.

"This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at Unesco, the need for fundamental reform in the organisation, and continuing anti-Israel bias at Unesco," the State Department said in a statement.

It is also noted that the country hopes to remain a non-member, observer state, in order to contribute US opinions and expertise on issues like press freedoms and protecting world heritage.

The decision will take effect at the end of 2018.

 


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