US quits Unesco over 'anti-Israel bias'

The US is pulling out of the UN's cultural organisation Unesco, accusing it of "anti-Israel" bias. The agency is known for designating world heritage sites such as Syria's Palmyra and the US Grand Canyon. The state department said it was also concerned ......mehr

Quelle : BBC News

US quits UNESCO, the UN's educational and cultural agency. Israel immediately ...

In a statement, Irina Bokova, UNESCO's outgoing director-general, expressed “profound regret” over America's decision to abandon the group, which she framed as an important part of the world's resistance to the rise of violent extremism and terrorism....mehr

Quelle : Los Angeles Times

At a Tumultuous Moment, Unesco Picks a New Leader

PARIS — A former culture minister from France was elected on Friday to lead Unesco, the United Nations educational and cultural agency, a decision that was overshadowed by the Trump administration's decision a day earlier to withdraw the United States ......mehr

Quelle : New York Times

France's Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

PARIS — UNESCO's executive board on Friday chose former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay to be the U.N. cultural agency's next leader over a Qatari candidate in an unusually heated race overshadowed by Mideast tensions. The U.S. ......mehr

Quelle : Minneapolis Star Tribune