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Spokeswoman: U.S. exit of UNESCO won’t impact Monticello
The Daily Progress Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11 p.m.

The United States’ decision to withdraw from the United Nations’ educational, science and cultural organization will have no impact on the designation of Monticello and the University of Virginia on the World Heritage Site List.

A spokeswoman for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which oversees the presidential home, said the foundation was disappointed with the decision to leave UNESCO.

“Monticello is the only U.S. presidential and private home on the UNESCO World Heritage List,” said the spokeswoman on Thursday. “We are disappointed in the decision announced today to withdraw the United States from the United Nations cultural organization.”

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