Saturday, June 09, 2012

“Forgive & love”, urges Kim Phuc on the 40th anniversary of the photo seen around the world

Terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc (center)
as they run down a road near Trang Bang
after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the iconic black-and-white photo taken of her during the Vietnam War, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Kim Phuc urges the world to forgive and show love.

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International Education Impact of U.S. Funding Cut from UNESCO

International Education Impact of U.S. Funding Cut from UNESCO is the topic of a new CEEP report.  The United States withheld its contribution to the budget of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) after the international body voted to grant member state status to Palestine last Fall.  CEEP has just published its report on possible impacts of this action, “UNESCO Without U.S. Funding? Implications for Education Worldwide.”

The new CEEP report presents the facts around the controversy, and includes the perspectives of four leaders in international education.  The four contributors present widely different views on how this will impact UNESCO programs and operations around the world.  They agree cutting the funds for the organization’s educational programs is very likely counter-productive to U.S. interests in international development, health, education, and economic growth.  However, they have different perspectives about what concerns them most and what the U.S. should do next.

Click HERE to read or download the report as a PDF document on the CEEP website.  Click HERE to see the IU media release that was issued about the report.