Monday, October 31, 2011

UNESCO nods Palestinians full membership

UNESCO  voted  in favour of membership for the Palestinians, a move opposed by Israel and the United States. Out of 173 countries voting, 107 were in favour, with 14 opposed and more than 40 abstentions.

 United States said it would stop its funding to UNESCO if the Palestinians' bid was accepted. The move comes a month after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked for Palestine to become a full UN member state.  UN Security Council will vote next month on whether Palestine should become a full UN member state.

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