Us and Israel steps from Unesco
The United States withdraws from Unesco, the Cultural Organization of the United Nations. The U.S. State Department declared Thursday that the membership is cancelled 31 december 2018.
The Department stressed that the decision was taken lightly. The US find that Unesco "fundamental reform". Also, would the organisation be any prejudice against Israel.
The Unesco has the official termination already in. The Organization, best known for the World Heritage list, announced the departure of the Americans to regret. UNESCO head Irina Bokova spoke of a loss for the UN family.
The relationship between Unesco and the US has been difficult. Washington stopped in 2011 with paying the membership fee after Unesco had decided the Palestinians full membership of the organization. The UN organisation came thereby in trouble because the US accounted for 22 percent of the budget.
Let us know want to stay involved with the Organization, but not as a member. Washington wants the U.S. as an observer "ideas and perspectives" continue to bring to the attention in Unesco.
Israel gets in imitation of the United States from Unesco, the cultural and educational organization of the United Nations. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he has asked the Foreign Minister to cancel membership. He called the US decision to do "dapper and ethical".