UNESCO weighs ousting Syria from rights committee
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 22:24
  
Paris: Officials at UNESCO are preparing to decide whether to remove Syria from a human rights committee as the Syrian government proceeds with its deadly crackdown on protesters.

A commission of the UN cultural body's executive board is expected to debate Syria's role on the committee today.

Several countries want to unseat Syria from the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations. The committee deals with multiple issues, but has a strong human rights component.

Syria was named to the committee in November. Now, a number of countries, from the United States and Britain to Qatar and Kuwait, are mounting a campaign to remove Syria.

Bureau Report


First Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 22:24


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