UNESCO Conference to Analyze Palestine’s Entry

Paris, Oct 18. -Palestine's admission as a full member of UNESCO will be the most relevant issue of the 36th General Conference of this agency, which will begin in this capital on Oct. 26.In remarks to Prensa Latina, Cuban ambassador at the UN Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO), Maria de los Angeles Florez, noted this is a just and legitimate right of the Palestinian people.

The Arab country's admission request was already approved in early October achieving a high number of votes at the UNESCO Executive Council, comprised by 58 countries, including Cuba, Flores stated.

Back then, one of the leaders of the U.S. Congress threatened to cut her country's funds to that agency if Palestine's admission was approved.

In spite of U.S. threats, the issue will be debated at the General Conference, where it must be supported by two thirds of the 193 member states.

Education and Higher Education ministers from over 80 countries will participate in the general conference, which will last until November 10. (Prensa Latina)