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UNESCO, the UN agency that works in areas such as science and culture, has over 180+ members. Its most recent member was admitted in October 2011 amidst some controversy. The admission of this state (which is not a member of the UN) triggered a US law that automatically cuts American aid to the agency (UNESCO is likely to lose about 20% of its budget as a result).

Which new member is this?

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