UNESCO calls for a 'renewed commitment' from US


Published: 2020-11-10 12:00

Last Updated: 2024-04-15 11:57

UNESCO calls for a 'renewed commitment' from US
UNESCO calls for a 'renewed commitment' from US

Monday, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization called on US President-elect Joe Biden to renew the US commitment to international organizations, especially UNESCO.

"The current international challenges call for a renewed commitment from the United States for the common good of science, education and culture," Director-General Audrey Azoulay wrote in a tweet.

The United States withdrew from the Paris-based organization at the end of 2018, accusing UNESCO of bias against the Israeli occupation.

The United States' voting rights were suspended in 2011 after the country stopped paying its dues after a Palestinian delegation joined the organization.

A source in the organization said that since Biden won the election, "we have received positive signals in UNESCO."