IC City of Literature status unaffected by U.S. leaving UNESCO

IC City of Literature status unaffected by U.S. leaving UNESCO
Podhajsky
10/12/17
 
With the United States announcing its decision on Thursday to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, the country’s only City of Literature says it should be unaffected.

Iowa City has served as the United States’ only UNESCO City of Literature since November 2008. Officials have said they don’t believe the federal government’s decision to leave the organization will affect Iowa City’s status, encouraging writers from around the world to come to Iowa City.

They also expressed their appreciation for the concern and support they’ve received.

Federal officials notified UNESCO on Thursday it is withdrawing from the organization due to financial reasons and what they call anti-Israel bias by the group.

Earlier this year, Iowa City was selected as the host site for the 2018 meeting of the 20 cities dubbed a City of Literature.
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