Monday, 31 October 2011

Palestine Part Of UNESCO: Israel & US Sulk.

Al Salamu 'Alaykum.

Paris: Palestine was Monday admitted to the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as a full member. In a vote at the 193-member UN agency's general conference in Paris, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) got 107 votes for its membership bid, with 14 countries against, Xinhua reported citing a Unesco statement.

The voting made Unesco the first UN agency to accept the PNA as a full member since Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas applied for formal UN membership at the UN General Assembly Sep 23. The Security Council will discuss the matter in November.

Israel and the US have opposed the Palestinian bid both in the UN General Assembly and the UNESCO.

'Alaykum Salam.

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