Explanation of Vote for Agenda Item 24, Response of UNESCO to the Situation in the Syrian Arab Republic

Thank you Mr. Chairman, The United States is profoundly disappointed that this resolution does not call for the outright removal of Syria from the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations – something for which we have repeatedly called for.  We agree with Director-General Bokova that, given the actions of the Assad regime, it is not clear ...
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U.S. Statement in Explanation of Vote on Resolution DR 9 Regarding the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Scien

Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. The approval by this body of this Resolution urging the Director General to implement the Obiang Prize will be in vain. We recall that the Director General and her representatives have told this body and told the working group numerous times that the prize cannot be implemented. Mr. Chair, ...
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Statement by Ambassador David Killion to the 189th Executive Board

Madame Chair, Director-General Bokova, Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends: We are all keenly aware of the serious challenges that UNESCO and its member states have been facing over the past few months.  The road has been difficult, and still more obstacles lie ahead, but I am confident that we can – and will – rise to the ...
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