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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


Jan 20, 2018 susan shawket
Jan 18, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jan 18, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jan 17, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jan 16, 2018 barbara gale
Jan 16, 2018 Stephanie Feyne
Jan 15, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Jan 15, 2018 Ivy Slater
Jan 14, 2018 Kathy Smith
Jan 12, 2018 Susan Diller
Jan 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 8, 2018 Natasha Novich
Jan 7, 2018 Stacey Cannon
Jan 7, 2018 Fe Camila Azupardo
Jan 6, 2018 mihaela gongescu
Jan 6, 2018 Raphaël PONCE
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Bell
Jan 4, 2018 Marcelo Gusmao
Jan 4, 2018 Chelsea Rivera
Jan 4, 2018 Randall Bong Save America
Jan 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 1, 2018 Naomi Sobo
Dec 28, 2017 jane cook
Dec 28, 2017 George Anderson
Dec 28, 2017 natalie hughes
Dec 27, 2017 Veronica Rehné
Dec 22, 2017 Christian Müller
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 19, 2017 Luke Farrell
Dec 18, 2017 Lisa Porter Well, maybe these membership fees are steep. If so, negotiate that rate and KEEP THE U.S. IN.
Dec 13, 2017 Lois Freeman
Dec 12, 2017 Alysa Waring
Dec 11, 2017 Donna Jay
Dec 10, 2017 Martha Eberle
Dec 7, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Dec 7, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Dec 7, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Dec 6, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Dec 6, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Dec 6, 2017 Vanessa Cravo
Dec 5, 2017 Veronica Falcon Gomez
Dec 5, 2017 Carmen Blakely
Dec 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 4, 2017 regula HESS
Dec 4, 2017 Ryan McKenzie
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Dec 1, 2017 Elizabeth Cano
Nov 30, 2017 Jenny Kirk
Nov 30, 2017 Gen Agustsson if you remove united states from unesco, its like decolonization of the whole world. keep it in unesco.

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