Wagner: The US needs UNESCO

November 20, 2017

This fall, The Trump administration announced the U.S. is withdrawing from UNESCO.

Penn GSE’s Dan Wagner, a Special Advisor to UNESCO’s Director-General, argues in an op-ed for The Hill that this decision is a mistake.

Daniel A. Wagner, Penn GSE
Dr. Dan Wagner

“The truth is that the U.S. needs UNESCO more than UNESCO needs the United States.

“That sad truth — and not the rhetoric clouding the issue — makes the Trump administration’s recent decision to withdraw from the UNESCO strategically baffling. As with the Paris climate accords and other multinational agreements, by leaving the stage the U.S. is allowing other nations to have a greater influence in shaping the world’s future.”

Read Wagner’s full piece here