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教科文总部升起巴勒斯坦国旗

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小编摘要:在这个具有象征意义的时刻,巴勒斯坦总统阿巴斯站在倾盆大雨下看着自己国家的国旗第一次在联合国教科文组织总部上空缓缓升起。

 Palestinian Flag Raised over UNESCO HQ


In a moment fraught with symbolism, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stood under a pelting rain watching as his red, black, green and white flag slowly rose for the first time over the headquarters of a United Nations agency.
Abbas was greeted by thunderous applause by foreign dignitaries and journalists, gathered at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate the agency's latest member. In a push for Mr. Abbas' larger statehood bid, UNESCO's general assembly voted in October to admit Palestine as its 195th member, over strong objections by Israel and the United States.

Israel temporarily froze the transfer of funds to the Palestinian territories. Washington has suspended its funding to the UN agency, arguing only a peace treaty can establish an internationally recognized Palestinian state.

But UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said she hoped the Palestinian membership would pave the way for peace in the Middle East.

"This new membership must be a chance for all to join together around shared values and renewed ambitions for peace. In this spirit, Ladies and Gentlemen, I welcome Palestine to UNESCO," said Bokova.

Abbas offered similarly upbeat remarks. Abbas described the day as an important marker in Palestinian history, one he hoped would usher in chances for greater freedom, justice and peace.

At a news conference later, the Palestinian leader said negotiations were continuing for full United Nations membership and to join more than a dozen other international organizations, but offered no time tables. Abbas applied for full UN recognition in September.

Washington contributes nearly a quarter of UNESCO's annual budget, and its funding freeze has left the agency strapped for cash. Among other areas, UNESCO oversees world cultural heritage sites and educational and scientific exchanges.

Abbas also held talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is pushing for an upgrade of Palestine's UN status to just short of full statehood.

教科文组织总部升起巴勒斯坦国旗

在这个具有象征意义的时刻,巴勒斯坦总统阿巴斯站在倾盆大雨下看着自己国家的国旗第一次在联合国教科文组织总部上空缓缓升起。

阿巴斯受到了成千上万聚集在教科文组织巴黎总部的外国政要和记者们的热烈欢迎,他们一起庆祝教科文组织的最近一个成员国的加入。在推进阿巴斯国家地位提高的投票中,10月份联合国教科文组织的联合国大会上组织不顾以色列和美国的强烈反对而准许巴勒斯坦成为其第195个成员国。


以色列暂时冻结了发往巴勒斯坦领土的转拨资金。华盛顿也已经中止了对联合国机构的资金资助,并声称只有一个和平条约才能建立一个国际都认可的巴勒斯坦国家。

但是联合国教科文组织总干事伊琳娜.博科娃说她希望巴勒斯坦成员将为中东的和平铺平道路。

博科娃说:“这个新成员的加入肯定是一个所有成员国分享和平问题上的价值观以及和平雄心恢复的机会。所以各位,我本着这种精神欢迎巴勒斯坦加入联合国教科文组织。”

阿巴斯也提出了类似乐观的言论。阿巴斯说这天是巴勒斯坦历史上一个重要的标记,他希望这可以为更多的自由、公平以及和平创造机会。

在之后的新闻发布会上,巴勒斯坦领导说道关于全部完整的联合国成员资格的协商仍在进行中并打算加入12个以上其他的国际组织,但是对此领导人未提出任何时间表。阿巴斯9月已在申请全部联合国成员的认可。

华盛顿对联合国教科文组织的年度预算的资助比例将近四分之一,其资金的冻结使教科文组织立即陷入经济紧张窘局。在其他地域,教科文组织主要负责世界文化遗产、教育和科学的交流。

阿巴斯还与法国总统萨科奇举行了会谈,萨科奇是推动了巴勒斯坦在联合国的地位向只是缺乏全面国家地位的升级。

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2011-12-14 20:03 编辑:pliny
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