Just In: US Withdraws From UNESCO, Accuses Organisation Of “Anti-Israel Bias”

By Kabirat Akinlolu

The United States have announced on Thursday, October 12 that it will be withdrawing 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. US withdrawal deals a further blow to an organization hobbled by regional rivalries and a lack of funds. UNESCO was founded on 16 November 1945 and it’s governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board.

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