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Following U.S. Withdrawal, UNESCO Seeks New Chief
Wochit News on MSN.com, 13-Oct-17 07:32 AM Mountain
On Friday, the United Nations' cultural agency will elect a new chief following the withdrawal of UNESCO's primary backers the United States and Israel. Following four days of secret balloting at UNESCO’s Paris HQ, Qatar’s former culture minister Hamad ...
UNESCO to pick new chief after U.S. walkout
Reuters, 13-Oct-17 07:23 AM Mountain
PARIS (Reuters) - The United Nations’ cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out. Whoever gets the job will need to restore relevance to the agency ...
The U.S. Has Left UNESCO Before. Here's Why
Time, 13-Oct-17 07:22 AM Mountain
When the U.S. Department of State announced Thursday that the U.S. would leave the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), scholars of the U.N. may have felt a certain déjà vu. The Trump administration's statement cited ...
Hamas, Unesco, Harvey Weinstein: Your Friday Briefing
New York Times, 13-Oct-17 03:06 AM Mountain
Challenges to the deal, which has been brokered by Egypt, abound. The two sides still need to agree on a joint strategy for dealing with Israel, the conduct of any future elections and the state of the Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing. • In ...
US, Israel to exit UN agency over alleged anti-Israel bias
Associated Press on MSN.com, 12-Oct-17 11:44 AM Mountain
The outgoing UNESCO director-general expressed her 'profound regret' at the decision and tried to defend the reputation of UNESCO.
US withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'
CNN, 12-Oct-17 08:17 AM Mountain
Washington (CNN)The US is withdrawing from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, the US State Department announced on Thursday, citing anti-Israel bias and mounting membership dues owed to the international body. The ...
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