Monday, October 31, 2011

U.S. acts like a petulant child regarding Unesco

The UN cultural organisation has voted strongly in favour of membership for the Palestinians - a move opposed by Israel and the United States.

Of 173 countries voting, 107 were in favour, 14 opposed and 52 abstained.

In response, Washington announced it is cutting funding to Unesco. Its membership dues provide around a fifth of the organisation's budget.

The UN Security Council will vote next month on whether to grant the Palestinians full UN membership.

Read more here.

1 comment:

Rob said...

the money would have just been wasted on bureaucracy