Jill Biden marks U.S. re-entry into UNESCO with a flag-raising ceremony in  Paris - The Hindu

On July 25, U.S. first lady Jill Biden attended a flag-raising ceremony at UNESCO in Paris, symbolizing the official re-entry of the United States into the U.N. agency after a five-year absence. The decision to rejoin UNESCO comes after a controversial hiatus.

Amidst rousing applause and the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower on the skyline, the Stars and Stripes was hoisted up outside UNESCO’s headquarters during the ceremony. A rendition of the U.S. national anthem accompanied the momentous occasion. Prior to the flag-raising, Dr. Biden delivered remarks underscoring the importance of American leadership in safeguarding cultural heritage and promoting education and science worldwide.

The rejoining of UNESCO marks the U.S. government’s renewed commitment to international collaboration on cultural and educational matters. It signals the country’s willingness to engage with global partners to address shared challenges and contribute to the preservation and advancement of knowledge and cultural diversity on a global scale.