fredag 14 oktober 2016

UNESCO chefen kritiserar omröstningen

UNESCO:s chef Irini Bokova kritiserar sin egen organisations omröstning och Israel har meddelat att de avbryter samarbetet med organisationen.

UNESCO chief pans member states on anti-Israel Jerusalem resolution (The Times of Israel)

Though she did not explicitly mention the resolution, Irina Bokova made her disapproval of the motion clear, saying any efforts to deny history and the city’s complex multi-faith character harm UNESCO.

“The heritage of Jerusalem is indivisible, and each of its communities has a right to the explicit recognition of their history and relationship with the city,” Bokova said in a statement.

Bokova noted that the “cultural and spiritual traditions” of all faiths in Jerusalem “build on texts and references, known by all, that are an intrinsic part of the identities and history of peoples.

“To deny, conceal or erase any of the Jewish, Christian or Muslim traditions undermines the integrity of the site, and runs counter to the reasons that justified its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage list,” she said. “When these divisions carry over into UNESCO, an organization dedicated to dialogue and peace, they prevent us from carrying out our mission.”

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