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UNESCO: The UN's educational, scientific, cultural agency


October 13, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Naming World Heritage sites — places like the Egyptian pyramids or the Statue of Liberty that are given a special U.N. status and protection — is one of the many programs run by UNESCO.

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has long faced accusations of corruption, mismanagement and political bias in its resolutions and the United States is about to abandon the agency because of what Washington sees as a longstanding anti-Israel bias.

Beyond the diplomatic disputes, here's a look at some things that UNESCO does:


The agency's World...

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