Israel has officially announced withdrawal from UNESCO

Israel 29 Dec officially notified the Organization of the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO) on the exit of its composition. This was stated by Director-General of UNESCO Deathbed Azul, reports «German wave».

Azul added that it «profoundly regrets» about the event.

Israel’s decision shall come into force on 31 December 2018.

In October 2017, on withdrawal from UNESCO, together with the United States has said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister said that the organization has become the «theatre of the absurd, which distorts history».

Israel has stopped cooperation with UNESCO in October 2016.

12 October 2017 the US State Department said the UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova about the US decision to leave the organization and intention to create a permanent Commission of observers to UNESCO.

«The decision was not easy and reflects the concerns of the United States in connection with the growing debt to UNESCO, the need for fundamental reforms in the organization and the continuing anti-Israel bias in UNESCO,» – said in a press release.

The US withdrawal from UNESCO will take effect on 31 December 2018. Until that time, the United States will remain a full member of the organization.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) – a specialized Agency of the United Nations education, science and culture. Founded in November 1945.

Israel has officially announced withdrawal from UNESCO 30.12.2017

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