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UNESCO adopts third resolution in favor of Palestine


Paris, 23 March 2024 (TDI): The Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a third resolution in favor of Palestine at its 219th session held in Paris.

UNESCO adopted the Third Resolution entitled “The Impact and Consequences of the Current Situation in the Gaza Strip about all aspects of UNESCO’s Mission.

However, UNESCO adopted third resolution after unanimously adopting the previous two resolutions related to the State of Palestine: Occupied, cultural, and educational institutions.

Dr. Riyadh Al Maliki, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates welcomed the adoption of the resolution to protect Palestinian rights.

Moreover, the minister highlighted the resolution’s importance in the areas of UNESCO’s work, in the light of the crimes and violations committed by Israel.

Also, the resolution is important to protect the Palestinians from the illegal occupation authority, especially in the Gaza Strip, he added.

Additionally, the resolution incorporates the preservation of International Law, International Humanitarian Law,  precautionary and provisional procedures and measures of the International Court of Justice, and in the light of the policy of double standards and lack of accountability against crimes of Genocide.

The adoption of these resolutions is a testament to the ability of the international community to carry out its responsibilities fairly with justice.

Minister Al Maliki stressed that these responsibilities include the confrontation of violations and monitoring the damage to implement an urgent action plan to protect the Palestinian people, their cultural heritage, and history, which are threatened by Israeli colonialism, and to rebuild and develop the Gaza Strip.

Furthermore, Al-Maliki pointed out that the importance of the resolution lies in its call to assess the destruction of schools, educational facilities, and historical and religious monuments.

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In addition to continue working to strengthen these educational and cultural institutions, by providing services developing skills and competencies in education and in the technical and vocational field, and working to enhance the safety of journalists in the Gaza Strip.

As well as calling on UNESCO to implement an action plan for an urgent assistance program in the Gaza Strip and thanking the member states that provided financial assistance to the fund established by UNESCO.

After the adoption of the resolution, 44 member states expressed their full support for Palestine and committed to standing by it.

Munir Anastas, the Ambassador of the state of Palestine to UNESCO in a statement called on UNESCO and the international community to assume their responsibilities to protect the rights of Palestinian people, and condemn the international silence against the occupation crimes in Gaza.

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