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November 12, 2013

Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Loss of U.S. Vote at UNESCO, November 8, 2013

UNESCO LogoToday [November 8] the United States lost its vote in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference as a result of legislative restrictions that prohibit the U.S. from paying its dues.  While these restrictions are motivated by concerns that we share, the loss of the United States’ vote in UNESCO diminishes our influence within an organization that is looked to around the world for leadership on issues of importance to our country, including the rights of women and girls, Internet governance, freedom of the press, and the recognition and protection of cultural heritage.  The Obama ...

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