US, Israel lose voting rights in UNESCO

2013-11-09 02:34:00 | Al Muslim News
US, Israel lose voting rights in UNESCO

 

The United States and Israel lost their voting rights after suspending funding to the UNESCO for its recognition of Palestine, AFP reported friday. United States and Israel yet not presented the necessary documentation to avoid losing their right to vote, sources confirmed. Both countries have stopped funding to the agency after Palestine was made a UNESCO member in 2011, provoking a major financial crisis at the agency and putting hundreds of jobs in jeopardy. Under UNESCO rules, the US and Israel had automatically lose voting rights for stop the financial support of the UN agency. 22 percent of the agency's overall budget depends on US funding. After the withdraw of two countries UNESCO's budget fell from $653 million to $507 million (310 million euros)..

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