US withdraws from Unesco, as world body recognises Palestine

Published: 12/10/2017
US withdraws from Unesco, as world body recognises Palestine
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

The United States announced on Thursday that it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation, accusing the body of “anti-Israel bias”. The head of Unesco expressed her “profound regret” at the US government’s decision. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington would establish an “observer mission” to replace

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