US withdraws from UNESCO accusing the cultural body of ‘anti-Israel bias’

The United States has announced that it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, accusing the body of anti-Israel bias. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, Washington will establish an observer mission to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency. UNESCO Head Irina Bokova has regretted the US decision, and called it a loss to multilateralism.