Last updated: 31 October, 2011

US: Vote on Palestinians joining UNESCO “premature”

Monday’s vote on the Palestinians joining UNESCO is counterproductive and premature, United States Undersecretary for Education Martha Kanter told the UN cultural body’s general assembly.

“We think it’s counterproductive, it’s a premature step,” Kanter said ahead of the vote on the Palestinian membership bid that requires a two-thirds majority of its 193 voting members to succeed.