Friday, November 11, 2011

UNESCO Seeks Donations Now!

The Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova today launched an online site allowing Member States, public institutions, foundations and citizens to donate to UNESCO.

This new site is one of the emergency measures announced today to fill the immediate $65m shortfall in UNESCO’s budget arising from the US decision to with-hold dues owed to the Organization.

Donations can be made online at:

The U.S. Government has chosen to withhold $60 million owed to UNESCO. With over 300 million people in the United States, that amounts to 20 cents per person. If one percent of Americans make voluntary donations to UNESCO, we can make up the shortfall with an average of $20 per person. I have done my bit and a little more.

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