Whatever the reasons at the time for leaving, they are no longer valid. Under the leadership of Dr Federico Mayor, Unesco has not only reformed itself, but also continues to play a vital role in the fields of education, science, art, culture and environmental protection.
It is 50 years since Clement Attlee, Rab Butler and Julian Huxley played such important roles in the creation of Unesco. Today it is ridiculous that Britain should be on the outside, instead of playing a positive role from within.
Bruce Kent, Chair, Forum for UN Renewal; Louise Zanre, Pax Christi; Janet Bloomfield, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; Ian Linden, Catholic Institute for International Relations; Michael Irwin, United Nations Association
Forum for UN Renewal