UNESCO is about promoting our ideals and values
UNESCO - Remarks to the press by Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations - 12 October 2017
It is not up to me to react officially to the American decision with respect to UNESCO. What I can say is that UNESCO is about promoting our ideals and values, through culture, education and science. These values and ideals are very much part of France’s DNA but also America’s DNA. This is why it is so important to have our American friends on board. I would add now more than ever, as these values are contested and as we need an America that stay committed to world affairs. Here is what I can say. My authorities will certainly provide an official reaction to the American decision.