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Source: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
14 November 2003

United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization
Executive Board

Hundred and sixty-seventh Session
167 EX/Decisions
Paris, 14 November 2003

42 Request for the admission of Palestine to UNESCO1

The General Conference,

Recalling the provisions of Article II of the Constitution of UNESCO relating to the admission of new Member States,

Recalling also its previous resolutions and the decisions of the Executive Board regarding the admission of Palestine to UNESCO,

Having examined the report of the Director-General (31 C/26),

1. Thanks the Director-General for having spared no effort to increase and enhance the participation of Palestine in UNESCO’s programmes and activities so as to make it as close as possible;

2. Expresses the hope that it will be able to consider this item favourably at its next session, in the light of the progress made in the peace process;

3. Decides to include this item in the agenda of its 32nd session.

1Resolution adopted at the 2nd plenary meeting, on 15 October 2001.

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