US and Israel Withdraws from UNESCO

The US and Israel announced their withdrawal from the UN’s cultural agency UNESCO after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias. The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of Unesco’s funding, is a major blow for the Paris-based organization. 

UNESCO is best known for designating World Heritage Sites such as the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and the Grand Canyon National Park.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Irina Bokova is the Present Director-General of UNESCO.
Source-  The Hindu

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