US and Israel to leave UNESCO
THE US is pulling out of Unesco after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will follow.
While the US stopped funding Unesco after it voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011, the state maintained a Unesco office in the headquarters.
Unesco Director-General Irina Bokova said that the withdrawals were a loss for ‘the United Nations family’ and for multilateralism.