U.S. law complicates Palestinian UNESCO bid

10/19/2011 | NPR.org

The tack being used by Palestinians to gain membership in the United Nations through bodies other than the Security Council -- such as UNESCO, and the World Intellectual Property Organization -- could prompt a U.S. law to kick in that would stop funding of agencies that grant Palestinians full membership. Consequently, the U.S. "could steadily be forced out of important agencies that serve our interest," says Peter Yeo, director of the Better World Campaign.

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