Israel Exacts Vengeance on Palestine for Joining UNESCO

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 1:34 pm

The fallout from the entry of Palestine into UNESCO continues. In addition to the US, bound by statute, removing their funds for UNESCO, Canada canceled its voluntary funding. The organization’s budget is probably close to 1/4 smaller than it was just a few days ago. And that can’t help but impact UNESCO’s work around the [...]

UNESCO Approves Palestine for Full Membership

By: Monday October 31, 2011 9:35 am

UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural and educational agency, bestowed full membership on the Palestinian state today, which could trigger a pullback of funding by the United States: The US had threatened to withhold roughly $80m (£50m) in annual funding to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) if it approved Palestinian membership. The [...]