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U.S. Statement in Explanation of Vote on Draft Resolution 9.1 Regarding Membership for Palestine in UNESCO

Thank you, Madame Chair. The United States has voted against Resolution 9.1 because we cannot accept the premature Palestinian admission for membership in a United Nations specialized agency such as UNESCO. No nation is more committed to the quest for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians than the American people.  As President Obama said ...
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U.S. National Statement, as delivered by U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter

Madame Chair, fellow delegates, Since the General Conference last convened, great things have happened at UNESCO.  UNESCO has taken a central role in the UN system.  It has strengthened its partnerships with private sector partners that support its work.  We have all witnessed the incredible transformations imagined and brought to fruition by Director-General Bokova and ...
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