US said set to rejoin UN cultural agency UNESCO, 6 years after Trump withdrew from it

The logo of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris, on October 12, 2017. (AFP/Jacques Demarthon/File) The United States recently notified the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that it will rejoin the cultural body, almost six years after former president Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of US membership, citing financial considerations, the need for reform and the organization’s “continuing anti-Israel bias.”

Axios on Sunday cited a State Department spokesperson as saying Washington contacted UNESCO privately last week to announce its decision to rejoin, after uneasily eyeing rival China’s growing influence in the […]

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