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Source: UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
29 October 1993


27 C
General Conference
Twenty-seventh Session, Paris 1993


Item 6.4 of the provisional agenda

IMPLEMENTATION OF 26 C/RESOLUTION 16 CONCERNING
EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
IN THE OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES:
REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL




1. At its 142nd session, the Executive Board considered the reports submitted by the Director-General concerning the educational and cultural institutions in the occupied Arab territories and the implementation of previous resolutions and decisions of UNESCO’s governing bodies in this respect. The Board proposes a draft resolution which reflects not only these reports by the Director-General but also the major historical events of September 1993 beginning with the mutual recognition and the signing of a declaration of principles between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization.

2. Fully aware of the magnitude of these events, the Director-General gave them special mention in his oral report to the Executive Board (142 EX/INF.3 and Addendum) and is giving them special mention in his oral report to the General Conference (27 CYINF.12) highlighting as well an agenda of actions which he discussed with President Arafat on 22 October 1993 following President Arafat’s address to the Executive Board on 21 October 1993. The aim of these actions is to provide UNESCO assistance to the Palestinian people in a number of areas defined for priority attention in response to the new political context.

3. It is in this context that the Executive Board adopted 142 EX/Decision 5.3.1, providing for the inclusion of the question in the agenda of its 144th session, and recommends to the General Conference for approval, as follows:

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1This document has already been distributed to Member States. It can be consulted on request at the Secretariat of the Executive Board during the General Conference.

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