AA / Paris / Ümit Dönmez
The United States sealed their return to UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) this Tuesday in Paris.
The first lady of America, Jill Biden, attended the raising of the flag of her country at the United Nations agency, which was left by Donald Trump, the predecessor of the current president of the United States, Joe Biden.
“President Biden understands that if we want to help create a better world, the United States cannot do it alone, but we must help move it forward.” That is why we are proud to join UNESCO. […] As we take our place in this coalition, we can fight for our values, such as democracy, equality and human rights,” said Jill Biden in the presence of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay.
“It is a great honor for us to return the Star-Spangled Banner to its place today,” the UN agency director said, describing it as “a happy moment in the lives of nations.”
Recall that the United States left UNESCO in 2017 under the presidency of Donald Trump, who condemned what he called “persistent anti-Israel bias” in the organization.
Last month, the world’s leading power, which until 2017 was the main financial contributor to the UN institution, announced its return to it. On June 30, member states of this United Nations organization confirmed Washington’s return, despite opposition from China and Russia.