"This decision was not taken lightly", according to a State Department statement on Thursday.
Israel has also announced today that they will be quitting the United Nations agency, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision by the USA "brave and moral". It will take effect at the end of 2018.
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The withdrawals are a severe blow for the Paris-based organisation which began work in 1946 and is known for designating World Heritage sites such as the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria and Sceilig Mhichíl in Co Kerry.
Phạm Sanh Châu, Vietnamese candidate for the director-general position of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), chose to withdraw his name prior to the third round of voting on Wednesday.
UNESCO's executive board plans to select her successor Friday in a secret ballot.
The U.S. stopped funding UNESCO after it voted to include Palestine as a member state in 2011, but the State Department has maintained a UNESCO office and sought to weigh in on policy behind the scenes. Various efforts by President Barack Obama to overturn the legal restriction narrowly failed in Congress, and the United States lost its vote at the organization after two years of nonpayment, in 2013.
Following years of tension at UNESCO, which is in the process of electing a new director-general, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced that Washington planned to withdraw.
"Universality is critical to UNESCO's mission to strengthen global peace and security in the face of hatred and violence, to defend human rights and dignity", she said in a statement. "It's very weird that it's today", she said.
USA lifts Sudan economic and trade sanctions
The U.S. official who disclosed the decision spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement on Friday. The United Nations says 300,000 people have died in the conflict and 2.7 million have fled their homes.
France's Audrey Azoulay and Egypt's Moushira Khattab were tied in second.
Bokova recalled that in 2011, when the U.S. suspended payment of its membership contributions, she was convinced that the UNESCO never mattered as much for the United States or vice versa. "Together, we have worked to protect humanity's shared cultural heritage in the face of terrorist attacks and to prevent violent extremism through education and media literacy".
The United States and Israel announced on Thursday they were quitting the U.N.'s cultural agency UNESCO, after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias. In the US, listed sites include the Statue of Liberty and Independence Hall, as well as national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite.
And past year, Israel suspended cooperation with it after the agency adopted a controversial resolution which made no reference to Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem. This is a loss to the United Nations family.
United States pulls out of the UN's culture and education body.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the U.S. decision as "brave and moral" in a statement.
In October, Israel suspended its co-operation over a draft resolution referring to the Old City of Jerusalem as part of "the cultural heritage of Palestine". It was submitted by the Palestinians and was supported by 24 countries, with six opposing it and 26 abstaining. The site is regarded as sacred by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
There's no way to say where a particular package ends up, nor what percentage of a factory's products wind up in the U.S. The workers are paid a fraction of their salaries, while as much as 70 percent is taken by the North Korean government.
This block is recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration but is merely part of voluntary guidelines. Newer infotainment systems often require drivers to avert their eyes from the roads, leading to more risky driving .
Scott Gediman, a park ranger in Yosemite National Park said it was a tragic case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Detecting shifts in rocks could be a sign that one will break loose days or maybe years later, he said.
UKIP should not become a one-issue party centred around Islam, the party's leader in the Welsh Assembly Neil Hamilton has said. A banner was superimposed with an image of Mr Farage posing as Adolf Hitler with the European Union logo in the background.
Sammarco said she agreed with UC Health system doctors who treated Warmbier and said they found no evidence of botulism. US President Donald Trump tweeted: "Great interview on @ foxandfriends with the parents of Otto Warmbier: 1994 - 2017".
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Besides the AK 47 rifles and pistols, some grenades were also recovered from the possession of the militants, said officials. Khan, who heads the police force in the Kashmir Valley, denied that there had been a security breach that led to the attack.
Volkswagen said on September 29 it was increasing provisions related to its Dieselgate scandal by 2.5 billion euros. VW first admitted in September 2015 that it had used illegal software to cheat USA emissions tests.
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The IEA put much of the solar surge down to a large reduction in the cost of deployment and increased support from governments. The IEA report comes as Ottawa aims to drastically cut carbon emissions, largely by expanding renewable energy capacity.
France Book Russia Spot With Belarus Win
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Tropical Storm Nate forms over Nicaragua
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Samsung does Windows Mixed Reality with Odyssey HMD headset
The Samsung HMD Odyssey looks like it might surpass existing Windows MR devices from Acer , Asus, Dell , HP and Lenovo . The headset offers a 110-degree field of view, and its spatial AKG headphones are created to put sound all around you.
NFL Week Four Match Up: Rams at Cowboys
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Reliance Jio launches Apples' iPhone 8, 8 Plus in India
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