"The U.S. Cuts Off Funding To UNESCO"
Earlier today, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted to admit the Palestinian Authority as a full member. The United States just announced that it will be cutting off funding to UNESCO, which is required by a ’90s-era law requiring funds to be cut off to any U.N. agency that admits the Palestinians. The funding cut would amount to $60 million that was due to be delivered in November, and this reduction would be even more severe because the United States backends its payments, meaning much of this year’s payment won’t be made in addition to future years. The U.S. funding cut also amounts to 22 percent of the agency’s budget.