Brazil Hails Palestine's UNESCO Entry
    2011-11-01 11:08:39     Xinhua       Web Editor: Xu
Brazil on Monday congratulated Palestine for its admission as a full member to the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

"The Brazilian government congratulates Palestine on its admission as a full member of UNESCO," said a communique released by the Foreign Ministry.

The Palestinian bid for full membership was approved earlier on Monday by the General Conference of UNESCO, which was convened in Paris, with 107 votes in favor, 14 votes against and 52 abstentions. Palestine thus became UNESCO's 195th member state.

UNESCO is the first UN agency to admit Palestine as a full member after Palestine's failed bid for a full UN membership.
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