Bokova (centre) rules the vote for Palestinians
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova (centre) has called for the US to find a way to continue financing the UN cultural agency after Washington withdrew its funding for admitting the Palestinians. © Miguel Medina - AFP/File
Bokova (centre) rules the vote for Palestinians
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Last updated: November 2, 2011

UNESCO urges US to find way to continue funding

UNESCO's Director General Irina Bokova called Wednesday for the US to find a way to continue financing the UN cultural agency after Washington withdrew its funding for admitting the Palestinians.

"I call on the US administration, Congress and the American people to find a way forward and continue support for UNESCO in these turbulent times," Bokova said in a statement in which she detailed the agency's work.

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