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UNESCO Hosts International Meeting on Palestine

Paris, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A two-day international UN meeting on the situation in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories started sessions today at the headquarters of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization in this capital.

The meeting, organized by the Committee for the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and with Cuba as deputy chair, is scheduled to discuss particularly the role of youngsters and women in finding a solution to the conflict.

Groups of experts are discussing the main problems affecting the Palestinian population in the economic, social and health fields, and also their training and opportunities to find a job.

Specialists include Rabiha Diab, Minister for Women Affairs of the Palestinian National Authority; Abdu Sallam Diallo, Head of the Committee, and Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General of UNESCO.

At the end of this meeting, on June 1st, a UN gathering on the role of civil

society in the peace process will be held, also at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Last year, the General Conference of UNESCO approved Palestine´s full membership, in what was described as a historic move of great significance.

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