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Kosovo fails in bid to gain UNESCO membership

News : Reuters: World News

PARIS (Reuters) - The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO voted against Kosovo getting full membership in a vote on Monday after less than two-thirds of countries voted in favor.

U.S., Israel Lose UNESCO Vote

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog

White House national security adviser Susan Rice on Saturday urged Congress to allow the United States to regain its vote at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). A day earlier UNESCO suspen...

U.S. Skips Dues, Loses UNESCO Voting Rights

News : Truthdig

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, suspended U.S. voting rights in its organization after Washington failed to pay its dues. U.S. contributions make up about a fifth of UNESCO’s funding. Th...

Does the UNESCO vote pave the way for broader Palestinian acceptance within the UN system?

News / International Affairs : Mondoweiss

Phyllis Bennis discusses the fallout of the UNESCO vote on Democracy Now. Former British Ambassador Craig Murray says the UNESCO also sets a precedent for Palestine to join the International Criminal Court: The UNESCO membership is ...

The Palestine UNESCO Vote

US Politics / Liberal : The American Prospect

Yesterday the membership of UNESCO voted to grant Palestine full membership, triggering a U.S. decision to cut funding to the organization. The vote is important not just for the future of UNESCO but also because it reveals how stat...


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