Should U.S. reinstate funding for UNESCO? Listeners weigh in
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11/02/11 Seán Kinane
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The City of Venice and its lagoon are a UNESCO World Heritage site.


photo by Seán Kinane

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. The United States is no longer helping to fund UNESCO after the organization admitted Palestine as a member.

Many people have visited a UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Galapagos Islands, Everglades National Park, Pueblo de Taos in New Mexico, City of Bath in England, or Venice.

We asked listeners about their experiences and whether they think the US should have cut off its funding to UNESCO.

We played a clip of State Department spokesperson Victoria Newland being questioned by Matthew Lee, an Associated Press reporter after the decision to cut U.S. funding to UNESCO.

Here's a list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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