Palestinian win in UNESCO doesn’t mean total victory at UN

03.10.2011                      06.Cheschwan. 5772                      Ta'anit BH"B

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Palestinian win in UNESCO doesn't mean total victory at UN

At the UN headquarters, there is tacit criticism that some of its agencies and branches seem to discover excessive independence – a critique that turns bitter when discussing the Palestinian statehood bid.

The acceptance of the Palestinian Authority as permanent member of UNESCO didn't really cause a stir at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Much like the Geneva-based Human Rights Committee, whose priorities and voting patterns rarely cause a stir among the UN member states in New York, UNESCO, an independent organization, does not get much respect.
At the UN headquarters, there is widespread tacit criticism thatsome of its agencies and branches seem to discover excessive independence – a critique that turns bitter, especially when regarding initiatives directly related to the most pressing and divisive issues being discussed in New York….