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Unesco: US quits UN heritage agency over ‘anti-Israel bias’
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Unesco: US quits UN heritage agency over ‘anti-Israel bias’

by firstsource newsOctober 12, 2017

Trump administration has been preparing for a withdrawal from world heritage body for months

The United States has formally notified the UN’s world heritage body Unesco that it is withdrawing its membership of the organisation, citing “continuing anti-Israel bias” and “mounting arrears”.

The US would seek to “remain engaged … as a non-member observer state in order to contribute US views, perspectives and expertise”, a state department statement added.

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