Palestinians admitted to UNESCO as full member

AFP , Monday 31 Oct 2011

Palestine becomes a full member state in UNESCO, after the general assembly votes for its inclusion in Paris

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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki with Organization of Islamic Conference Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu during the session of UNESCO's 36th General Conference, in Paris, Monday (Photo: AP)

The Palestinians were on Monday admitted to UNESCO as full members in a vote at the 193-member UN cultural body's general assembly in Paris.

"The general assembly decides to admit Palestine as a member of UNESCO," said the resolution adopted by 107 countries. Fourteen countries voted against and 52 abstained.

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