Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made the decision several weeks ago, and told French President Emmanuel Macron Washington was considering leaving during a meeting with President Donald Trump in late September on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.
"This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects USA concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organisation, and continuing anti- Israel bias at UNESCO", State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova stated that United States decision to leave membership was a loss in name of "pluralism" in UN family.
The United States is planning to formally pull out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to the body's anti-Israel bias and in an attempt to save money, the American Foreign Policy news site reported late Wednesday night.
Paris-based UNESCO, which began work in 1946, is known for designating World Heritage sites such as the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and the Grand Canyon National Park.
The UN Education Science and culture organization had strained its relations with United States, following UNESCO's acceptance of Palestine as a full member. The United States lost its vote in the organization in 2013 because it ended its financial contributions.
Ahead of the heavy wind and rain Hurricane Ophelia will bring with it, temperatures are set to reach 20 degrees over the weekend. Hurricane Ophelia on Thursday morning (Oct. 12) was slowly moving through the Atlantic Ocean toward the Azores and Ireland.
Among all those two products there were two gadgets that excited the people most - Pixel Phone and Google Home Mini . Google initially addressed the problem by saying a software fix would stop the smart home device from recording.
Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Co holds 0.01% or 84,511 shares. 86 funds opened positions while 163 raised stakes. Among 31 analysts covering JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM), 16 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold.
It dropped, as 72 investors sold FCX shares while 201 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 686 raised stakes. Insider data is useful because it can reveal what a company's executives and largest shareholders feel about a stock.
Garber takes over the role from David Hyde Pierce (with Peters stepping in for Bette Midler.) His first show is January 20. I first heard rumblings about a potential Garber exit last spring as Legends of Tomorrow was wrapping its second season.
Oculus was acquired by Facebook in early 2014.With an aim to control your VR with your looks Oculus invested in The Eye Tribe . Oculus Go will ship with a handheld controller and work with the same apps available on Samsung's Gear VR headset.
Later, when the PTI chief did not submit any response, the ECP issued a second show-cause notice to him on August 24. Earlier, a bailable warrant was issued against the PTI chief when he reportedly failed to appear before the court.
With Calum Chambers also sidelined through injury it could mean Arsenal go into the Watford match without four senior defenders. Arsenal will be looking to maintain their winning run when they take on Watford FC in the Premier League this weekend.
County issues air quality health advisory
That's good for firefighters but it also means the smoke continues to linger in the air. Advisories are due to the North Bay wildfires still burning in Northern California.
Gucci pledges to go fur free in 'huge game-changer'
Italian luxury brand Gucci is officially going fur-free, president and CEO Marco Bizzarri announced on Wednesday. Animal rights campaigners welcomed the move from Gucci , saying it could have a knock-on effect.
Turkish, US Officials to meet to resolve dispute - Deputy PM
Turkey's crackdown against Gulen's movement has led to the arrests of more than 50,000 people for alleged links to terror groups. He also emphasized the importance of transparency and the need for the evidence behind the accusations to be known, Nauert said.