Saturday, June 09, 2012

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.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

That’s really too bad... I understand it’s a time of economic uncertainty, but the men making the decisions typically are the same who run on a platform declaring “students are the world’s future and will not be ignored.” It all starts to seem a little more like empty rhetoric than a legitimate cause when funding is cut like this.

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