Unesco chief regrets Israel’s withdrawal
On October 12, the US formally notified the Unesco that it would withdraw from the organization on December 31, 2018. On the same day, Israel welcomed this decision and announced it was considering a similar move due to the body's "anti-Israel" bias
By: IANS | Paris | Published: December 30, 2017 9:51 am
On October 12, Israel welcomed this decision and announced it was considering a similar move due to the body’s “anti-Israel” bias (File)
Audrey Azoulay, Director General of Paris-based Unesco has regretted Israel’s move to quit the UN education and culture body, noting the necessity to dialogue to bridge gap among member states. “In my capacity as Director-General of Unesco, I was officially notified today by the Israeli Government of Israel’s withdrawal from the Organization effective on December 31, 2018, a decision which was announced on October 12, 2017,” Azoulay said in a statement on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.
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