Facing budget crunch, UNESCO suspends all spending

11.11.2011                      14.Cheschwan. 5772

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Facing budget crunch, UNESCO suspends all spending

UN organization's director-general says "we will have to take radical steps," after US cuts funding in response to Palestinian membership.

The United Nations cultural agency has temporarily suspended new program in response to the United States decision to cut off funding after UNESCO granted the Palestinians membership, the agency said on Thursday.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova told the UNESCO General Conference in Paris the move was because of a $65 million hole in the agency's 2011 budget created by the loss of US funds….