Israel Frowns at UNESCO Resolution, Recalls Ambassador

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the resolution, which disregarded Jewish ties to the Al Aqsa by endorsing that of the Palestinians following a secret ballot by members of its World Heritage Committee. Such resolutions are usually Read more

UNESCO: Al-Aqsa Mosque Resolution in Limbo as Israel Boosts Lobbying

A resolution adopted during the 200th session of UNESCO sidelining Jewish ties to Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al Haram al-Sharif could be reviewed this Tuesday (Oct.18), instead of being approved by the organization’s Executive Board after Mexico withdrew its support on Read more

Mideast: UNESCO Resolution Calling Israel Occupying Power Irritates Tel Aviv

Israeli authorities and Jewish communities have vociferously condemned a resolution by the UN Science, education and culture agency calling Israel an “occupying power” and putting Temple Mount as part of Palestinian cultural heritage. Twenty-four countries, including Russia and China, voted Read more

UNESCO Experts Meet in Morocco to Prepare Draft Declaration on Climate Change Ethical Principles

Morocco, host country of 22nd UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22) scheduled in Marrakech next November 7-18, will host the 1st meeting of UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) in Rabat Sept. 20-24 to prepare a preliminary draft text of Read more