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Source: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
27 November 2001



United Nations Education,
Scientific and Cultural Organization

Executive Board
Hundred and sixty-second Session

162 EX/Decisions
Paris, 27 November 2001


8.3 Request for the admission of Palestine to UNESCO (162 EX/42)

The Executive Board,

1. Having examined document 162 EX/42,

2. Decides to include this item in the agenda of its 167th session;

3. Recommends to the General Conference that it adopt, at its 31st session, the following draft resolution:

The General Conference,

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

Recalling 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.

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