Explanation of Vote by the United States on item 201 EX/31

Explanation of Vote by the United States on item 201 EX/31

Statement as delivered on May 2, 2017

The United States regrets that the Executive Board was again presented with a one-sided resolution on which our position is well-known.  It is our view that going forward, Members should engage in a more constructive manner to forge a positive and pragmatic dialogue to ensure that UNESCO can fulfill its mandate and the goals that its Members and the international community expect it to achieve.

Thank you.