Japan, the 2nd-largest donor state after the US, says their actions to withhold payment is to make sure the UN body lives up to its founding purpose of promoting peace among member nations through education.
By The Associated Press
TOKYO — Japan has withheld its annual UNESCO dues, saying it wants to make sure the UN body properly functions to foster trust among member nations.
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, asked by a reporter, confirmed that Japan withheld dues of nearly 4 billion yen ($40 million) for this year. He refused to say if that was to protest UNESCO’s listing last year of Chinese Rape of Nanking documents as a memory of the world.Israel Continue Reading »