UNESCO denounces Israeli policy in Jerusalem
Palestine-Israel, Politics, 6/16/2001
Egypt played an important role in the UNESCO Executive Council meetings, notably on Jerusalem, said Deputy Chief of Egypt's Ambassador to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Mohamed Sameh Amr.
UNESCO Executive Council, which wound up its meetings on Thursday, issued a resolution in which it voiced its concern about the obstacles Israelis pose before giving Palestinians access to Jerusalem as result of the strict measures imposed by the occupation forces.
UNESCO as well condemned the use of excessive force and violent operations.
Speaking to the Middle East News Agency (MENA), Amr said that Egypt's delegation took part in endorsing a draft resolution on Jerusalem and in reformulating the Organization's strategies, with emphasis on the Egyptian interests which are part of those of the developing countries and the Group of 77.
"At the end of the council's meeting, the conferees lauded the Egyptian-Jordanian initiative as it works on restoring calm, peace and building confidence between the Palestinians and Israelis," he added.
Egypt as well played a key role in issuing a special resolution on educational and cultural institutions in the occupied Arab lands and other resolutions as regards primary education, illiteracy and adult education.
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