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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


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.
Nov 30, 2017 Aggelina Ornstein
Nov 30, 2017 Carola Roy
Nov 30, 2017 Catherine Wilcox
Nov 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2017 Mary Bissell
Nov 27, 2017 Anne Liguori
Nov 27, 2017 Gary Grice
Nov 26, 2017 Kevin Dahl
Nov 26, 2017 Aurora Barabancea
Nov 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2017 bernardo alayza mujica
Nov 23, 2017 Veronica Galarza
Nov 23, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Nov 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2017 Carla Marques
Nov 21, 2017 J.T. Smith
Nov 20, 2017 Kellen Livingston
Nov 20, 2017 Carol Painter
Nov 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2017 Stephanie Linam
Nov 19, 2017 Stacy Harris
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Jim Sheridan
Nov 18, 2017 janet phail-droege
Nov 18, 2017 John H Kraemer Peace and security in the world need to be protected!
Nov 17, 2017 DIANE CORNWALL
Nov 16, 2017 alicia bynum
Nov 16, 2017 Danielle Osteen
Nov 16, 2017 Emma Spurgin Hussey
Nov 15, 2017 Kurtis Krumdick

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