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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


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
May 2, 2018 christine burgess
Apr 25, 2018 Mary Jo Al-Tukhaim
Apr 23, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Apr 21, 2018 Irene Murphy
Apr 16, 2018 Micki Sutton
Apr 16, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Apr 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2018 Terrill McMahon
Apr 11, 2018 raleigh Koritz usa stays in!
Apr 10, 2018 Brian Reynolds
Apr 9, 2018 Sergio P.
Apr 8, 2018 Anna Jasiukiewicz
Apr 8, 2018 Robert Sanders
Apr 8, 2018 Sheila Desmond
Apr 8, 2018 Mena viana
Apr 8, 2018 Christopher Panayi
Apr 7, 2018 dorinda kelley
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 7, 2018 Sandra Woodall Turning our backs on preservation of history and culture will not make the US great.
Apr 7, 2018 cristina nagy
Apr 7, 2018 Bonnie Lynn MacKinnon
Apr 7, 2018 Christopher Clark
Apr 6, 2018 Darren Woolsey
Apr 6, 2018 Patricia Vazquez
Apr 6, 2018 Linda Jones
Apr 6, 2018 Sabrina Degasperi
Apr 6, 2018 KAREN WASSING
Apr 6, 2018 Janis King
Apr 6, 2018 Donita Lowrey
Apr 6, 2018 Peggy Binnion
Apr 5, 2018 Mariah Oyondi
Apr 5, 2018 Alba Chamorro
Apr 5, 2018 Mel Green

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