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France: UNESCO expresses 'profound regret' over US withdrawal02:02

France: UNESCO expresses 'profound regret' over US withdrawal

France, Paris
October 12, 2017 at 17:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Unesco's Director General, Irina Bokova, expresses her deep regret over the decision of the United States to withdraw from Unesco on Thursday in Paris.

As Bokova explains the timing of the withdrawal is now more than ever unfortunate "at the time when conflicts continue to tear apart societies across the world, it is deeply regrettable for the US to withdraw from the United Nations agency."

"Unesco's task is not over and we will continue taking it forward to build a 21st century that is more just, peaceful, equitable and for this UNESCO needs the leadership of all states." she concluded.

The withdrawal will go into effect at the end of 2018.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has as it's purpose to contribute to peace and security by the promotion of international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms, in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights.

Video courtesy of UNESCO

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Unesco's Director General, Irina Bokova, expresses her deep regret over the decision of the United States to withdraw from Unesco on Thursday in Paris.

As Bokova explains the timing of the withdrawal is now more than ever unfortunate "at the time when conflicts continue to tear apart societies across the world, it is deeply regrettable for the US to withdraw from the United Nations agency."

"Unesco's task is not over and we will continue taking it forward to build a 21st century that is more just, peaceful, equitable and for this UNESCO needs the leadership of all states." she concluded.

The withdrawal will go into effect at the end of 2018.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has as it's purpose to contribute to peace and security by the promotion of international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms, in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights.

Video courtesy of UNESCO

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