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  • UNESCO head ‘deplores’ proposal declaring Western Wall a Muslim site

    October 20, 2015 | 10:27 am

    The head of the United Nations cultural agency said she “deplores” a proposal under discussion by the agency’s executive board that would declare the Western Wall a Muslim holy site.

    Irina Bokova, the director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

  • Financially strapped UNESCO to postpone programs

    November 14, 2011 | 10:23 am

    UNESCO will postpone some of its programs and has called for emergency donations following the pullout of U.S. support, said the organization’s head.

    Irina Bokova, the general director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, said Nov. 11 that the...

  • Appropriators warn UNESCO on ‘Palestine’

    October 7, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee that controls foreign funding warned UNESCO in a letter that it risks a funding cutoff if it gives the Palestinians statehood status.

    “Any recognition of Palestine as a Member State would not only jeopardize the hope for a resumption of...