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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Trump Withdraws America from UNESCO
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
UNESCO is the UN's educational, scientific and cultural organization. It stresses "building peace in the minds of men and women."
It "works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values."
Through dialogue it hopes the "world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO'S mission and activities."
In October 2011, it granted Palestinians full membership in the organization, applied for by the PA weeks earlier. Israel called the decision a "tragedy."
Last May, UNESCO passed a resolution on Israel, saying it aimed to safeguard "the cultural heritage of Palestine and the distinc
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