U.S. to withdraw from U.N.'s cultural agency in December

U.S. to withdraw from U.N.'s cultural agency in December

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"This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO," the department said, adding that the United States would seek to "remain engaged ...as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives and expertise."

(Reporting by Susan Heavey)

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