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Sign the petition to tell President Donald Trump that the U.S. must remain in UNESCO.

Membership in UNESCO is restricted only to those countries worthy of protecting humanity's most valuable treasures, its environment, and its culture. To let political bickering stop our country from exercising this privilege could condemn many of the world's people and their heritage to the void of history.

The United States has been a part of this organization since its formation in the mid '40s, alongside China, the United Kingdom, the United States and the then USSR. Tensions between UNESCO and the U.S. arose 40 years later, when the organization recognized the Palestinian Liberation Organization, and later Palestine, which has been labeled "continuing anti-Israel bias [1]."

The most recent upset stems from UNESCO's designation of Hebron, in Jerusalem, as a World Heritage Site for Palestine, prompting Israel to recall its own delegate [2].

UNESCO places no distinction on race, sex, language, or religion, as declared by the Charter of the United Nations [3]. The withdrawal of the U.S. would not move this spirit of equality forward, but rather hinder its progress.

Now in arrears to UNESCO for $80 million in past dues, and growing increasingly distant, the U.S. has asked to "remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives and expertise on some of the important issues undertaken by the organization, including the protection of world heritage, advocating for press freedoms, and promoting scientific collaboration and education," State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert wrote in a statement on October 12, 2017 [4].

The decision will go into effect on Dec. 31, 2018.

Continued membership in UNESCO is a commitment to peace and security in the world through collaboration with other nations, furthering the causes of education, science, culture and communication, as well as a universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

An exit from UNESCO trashes the moral responsibility the Unites States was founded on, promoting truth and justice for all.

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Dear President Trump,

The people of the United States have spoken, and it's clear we want our country to remain in UNESCO!

An exit from UNESCO trashes the moral responsibility the Unites States was founded on, promoting truth and justice for all.

Continued membership in UNESCO is a commitment to peace and security in the world through collaboration with other nations, furthering the causes of education, science, culture and communication, as well as a universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Membership in UNESCO is restricted only to those countries worthy of protecting humanity's most valuable treasures, its environment, and its culture. To let political bickering stop our country from exercising this privilege could condemn many of the world's people and their heritage to the void of history.

I demand you rescind the order to remove the United States from UNESCO, and restore our country's status as stewards of culture and heritage throughout the world.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jul 21, 2018 Dr Ron Mervis
Jul 17, 2018 Paola DeCastro
Jul 16, 2018 Julie du Bois
Jul 16, 2018 Megan Gabrielle Rey
Jul 16, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Jul 15, 2018 Diane Wilson
Jul 13, 2018 Cathy Peterson
Jul 6, 2018 Emilie Johnson
Jul 5, 2018 Renee McKenzie
Jul 3, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jul 2, 2018 Candice C
Jul 2, 2018 Judith Emerson
Jul 2, 2018 Diane Gravette
Jul 2, 2018 Samantha Heatherly
Jun 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 27, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 27, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jun 27, 2018 Hazel Poolos You may not know or care about history and culture, but I do, and millions of other Americans care, too. You have to think about other people for a few minutes.
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 14, 2018 Elise Lobdell
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 13, 2018 Andrea Bertram
Jun 10, 2018 Robert & Virginia Ilardi
Jun 8, 2018 Ana Chen
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 5, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jun 2, 2018 Lisa Hayes
Jun 1, 2018 Sara Vilhena
Jun 1, 2018 Bonita Easley
Jun 1, 2018 mike lyons
May 29, 2018 Pi Pérez
May 29, 2018 Sally Wynn
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Maryanne Preli
May 21, 2018 Jean-Pierre Lacan
May 21, 2018 Isabela Calin
May 20, 2018 SANDRA VITO
May 18, 2018 Fred Fall
May 17, 2018 Colleen Bergh
May 17, 2018 Camelia Mitu
May 16, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 16, 2018 Dan and Paula Fogarty
May 15, 2018 Alana Hendrickson
May 4, 2018 Deni Gereighty Cooperation and diplomacy is better than war for healthy nations, even great ones.
May 4, 2018 J.B. Picot
May 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2018 Lucy Kelly
May 2, 2018 suzanne caruso

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