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Britain reported set to follow US suit and quit UNESCO

Britain is likely to give a year's notice soon that it will follow the United States and withdraw from UNESCO, the Sunday Times (of London) prereported. It said the Foreign Office tried but failed to persuade its partners in the European Community to join in the move. The US has said it will pull out on Dec. 31.

Amadou Mahtar M'Bow, UNESCO's Senegalese director-general, has been accused in the West of mismanagement of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and of being hostile to Western democracies.

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