Archive for October 31st, 2011


Palestine Becomes a UNESCO Full Member Despite U.S. Threat to Cut off Funding

Human Wrongs Watch

Paris –The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today Octobre 31, 2011 voted to admit Palestine as a full member of the Paris-based agency.

The Palestinian flag

UNESCO’s General Conference, the agency’s highest ruling body, took the decision by a vote of 107 in favour to 14 against, with 52 abstentions, according to a news releaseThe vote brings the total number of UNESCO member States to 195.

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