Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

UNESCO admits Palestine as Member State

October 31st, 2011 No comments


For its membership to take effect*, Palestine must sign and ratify UNESCO’s Constitution which is open for signature in the archives of the Government of the United Kingdom in London.

Palestine’s entry will bring the number of UNESCO’s Member States to 195.

The vote was carried by 107 votes in favour of admission and 14 votes against, with 52 abstentions.

Admission to UNESCO for states that are not members of the United Nations requires a recommendation by the Organization’s Executive Board and a two thirds majority vote in favour by the General Conference of Member States present and voting (abstentions are not considered as votes).

The General Conference consists of the representatives of the States Members of the Organization. It meets every two years, and is attended by Member States and Associate Members, together with observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Each Member State has one vote, irrespective of its size or the extent of its contribution to the budget.

The General Conference determines the policies and the main lines of work of the Organization. Its duty is to set the programmes and the budget of UNESCO. It also elects the Members of the Executive Board and appoints, every four years, the Director-General.

Video Link


… but! Neo-Imperialism: U.S. pulls UNESCO funding after Palestine is granted full membership.


Fateful Palestine

September 23rd, 2011 No comments

In a few minutes H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas will talk at the 66th United Nations General Assembly.

See live stream:

… here’s a recording of the full speak.

“Are hackers a problem, where you live?”

August 19th, 2011 4 comments

A Palestinian schoolbook says: “Are hackers a problem where you live?” 😎
They probably live next door…

15th Session of the UN HRC

September 12th, 2010 No comments

From 13th September 2010 to 1st of October 2010 the 15th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council is taking place in Geneva. See the Agenda and the official Webcast.

[Update] 27th September 2010: “Human rights situation in Palestine and the other occupied Arab territories”