Photo: the USA is out of the organization

The decision is due to the anti-Israel position of the organization.

The U.S. announced withdrawal from UNESCO — the UN organization for education, science and culture. The statement of the US state Department has published an Associated Press reporter Matt Lee, reports Мeduza.

It notes that the decision is connected including with anti-Israel, according to the United States, politics of the organization and the need for reform of UNESCO.

The decision will come into force on 31 December 2018. After that, the U.S. expects to continue cooperation with UNESCO as permanent observer.

The U.S. stopped funding UNESCO in 2011 after the organization granted the Palestinian authority full-member status.

Recall that Russia violates the norms and standards UNESCO in the occupied Crimea .