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US withdrawal from UNESCO

18:30, Monday, 31 December, 2018
US withdrawal from UNESCO

The withdrawal of the United States from UNESCO harms multilateral humanitarian cooperation, Russia's Envoy to UNESCO Alexander Kuznetsov told TASS on Monday.

"The US announced its decision [to withdraw from UNESCO] back in the autumn of 2017, so there is nothing sensational about it," Kuznetsov said commenting on the fact that the decision enters into force on December 31. "Back then, we expressed regret over this step that undoubtedly harms multilateral humanitarian cooperation and UNESCO's pricniple of universality as an organization in the UN system," he added.

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