U.S., EU scramble to delay Palestinian bid to join UNESCO

30.10.2011                      02.Cheschwan. 5772                       Sommerzeit endet

Diplomatie:

U.S., EU scramble to delay Palestinian bid to join UNESCO

European and Israeli diplomats say Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was presented with a compromise proposal, but that he had yet to respond.

The United States and the European Union are in the midst of marathon diplomatic efforts to delay a vote on the admission of Palestine as a full member of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The vote is currently expected to take place this week in Paris.
European and Israeli diplomats have said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been presented with a compromise proposal that would delay a vote on Palestinian membership in UNESCO, but he has not yet responded. On Monday, the UNESCO General Conference will begin debating the Palestinian membership request, with a vote on the application due to take place on Monday or at the latest, Tuesday….