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The United States withdrew support for UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in 2011, in response to the U.N.'s recognition of a Palestinian State. As a result the U.S. no longer has UNESCO voting rights. The loss of U.S. funding amounted to 22% of UNESCO's budget and has "plunged it into a funding crisis and forced it to cut programs."
Sign the Petition to Restore U.S. Funding
The U.S. withdrew $60 million from UNESCO, a U.N. organization that provides vital support to thousands of needy people around the world. This was because UNESCO voted to allow Palestine as a member, and an old U.S. law requires our government to cut funding from any organization that officially recognizes Palestine. Regardless of whatever feelings we may have about the Israel-Palestine conflict, we cannot allow innocent people around the world to become the collateral damage of that conflict. Please join me in asking Congress and President Obama to overturn this archaic law, and restore funding to these vital and non-partisan programs.
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