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AIA urges the U.S. to continue support for UNESCO in statement

A statement from the organization underscores the importance of UNESCO’s preservation efforts Last week, the State Department announced that the U.S. will withdraw from UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and CulturalShow More Summary

Fragmented Thinking on US Withdrawal from UNESCO

Statement from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), American Anthropological Association (AAA), American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Society for Classical Studies (SCS), U.S. Show More Summary

11 Incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites Right Here in the U.S.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, more widely known as UNESCO, has been shining the spotlight on unique and outstanding locations across the world for nearly four decades now. Sites recognized as being on the UNESCO World Heritage List are going to be either...

World's Deepest Lake Is in Deep Trouble

One-fifth of all non-frozen fresh water in the world is located in a single Russian lake, and experts say that lake is in crisis, AFP reports. Siberia's Lake Baikal—the world's deepest lake at more than 5,500 feet—is a UNESCO world heritage site, home to more than 3,...

The real reasons Trump is quitting Unesco

Trump’s confected indignation at Unesco, and his shrugging off of its vital global programs, serve as a reminder that the US is not an “honest broker” of a Middle East peace. Rather it is the biggest obstacle to its realization.

United States will withdraw from UNESCO

The United States has made the unfortunate decision to withdraw from membership with UNESCO. I should probably have some thoughts about this, but I just feel profoundly sad. The Trump administration is a parade of embarrassment, and this is one of a series of anti-science, anti-art, anti-culture decisions. Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum Protests US Withdrawal From UNESCO

“President Trump’s decision to withdraw from UNESCO undermines the historic role of the United States as a leader in this effort and weakens our position as a strong advocate for cultural preservation.”

Trump is pulling the U.S. out of UNESCO. The bigger pattern is the problem.

On Oct. 12, the Trump administration announced the United States would pull out of UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Founded in 1945, UNESCO is perhaps best known for its World Heritage seal, used to brand and protect some of the planet’s most precious places, from the Taj Mahal to the Pyramids […]

The U.S. Owes UNESCO Half A Billion Dollars

This week, the U.S. and Israel announced that they would be withdrawing from UNESCO, citing 'continuing anti-Israel bias'. As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, the move comes as a major blow to the organization which is known for designating cultural sites around the world such as the Grand Canyon or ancient Palmyra in Syria. The U.S. Show More Summary

Trump’s great call on UNESCO

(Paul Mirengoff) I don’t think we have commented on President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in protest of that outfit’s anti-Israel bias. Show More Summary

Metropolitan Museum of Art Issues Statement Against U.S. Decision to Pull Out of UNESCO

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s president and CEO, Daniel H. Weiss, has issued a statement opposing the U.S. Decision to Pull Out of UNESCO (Alex Greenberg, 'Metropolitan Museum of Art Issues Statement Against U.S. Decision to PullShow More Summary

Breaking Deals is Trump's Main Foreign Policy

You could plausibly argue... that the one consistent plank in Trump administration policy has been to walk away from every international agreement possible. Before pulling out of UNESCO, which was announced Thursday, [President] Trump...Show More Summary

French press review 14 October 2017

Donald trump confirms reputation as deal breaker after walking out of UNESCO and the nuclear weapons treaty with Iran and there is anxiety in Europe as time runs out to resolve Catalonia's independence crisis.

Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

Former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay wins after heated election overshadowed by Middle East tensions.

Former French culture minister to head UNESCO

Audrey Azoulay, former French culture minister, became UNESCO's new director general over Qatar's Abdulaziz al-Kawari after a tight fifth round of voting on Friday.

The United States Withdraws from UNESCO

UNESCO has been misused and become a platform for political clashes that have no relation to its stated objectives.

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