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July 12, 2023 | Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube Introduces House Resolution to Condemn Corrupt UNESCO

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) yesterday introduced a resolution to condemn the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and refrain the United States from rejoining the corrupt organization. 

“The Biden administration’s plan to pay $600 million dollars in back dues to this corrupt organization is the opposite of America First policy. Both fiscally and morally, the Biden administration is making a grave mistake in choosing to rejoin UNESCO,” said Rep. Steube. “The mismanaged organization has a long history of anti-United States bias, anti-Israel bias, and has honored countries that consistently violate human rights. This critical resolution recognizes that the U.S. was right to withdraw from UNESCO and recognizes that the organization should not receive U.S. taxpayer funding.”

In June, the UNESCO General Conference accepted the U.S. membership proposal put forward by the Biden administration. The United States and Israel cut all funding to UNESCO in 2011 after it admitted Palestine as a full member. In 2017, President Trump filed a notice to withdraw the United States from UNESCO, citing its anti-Israel bias and its need for fundamental reform.

Read the resolution here.