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Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after Jerusalem vote

Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday after the UN cultural organisation adopted two resolutions on the occupied Palestinian territories including annexed east Jerusalem ahead of a final vote next week.

Bulgaria changes candidate for UN secretary-general: PM

Bulgaria switched on Wednesday its support from UNESCO chief Irina Bokova to European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva as its candidate for UN secretary-general, potentially shaking up the race.

Former Portugal prime minister Guterres front runner to be next UN chief

Former Portugal prime minister Guterres front runner to be next UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon steps down at the end of 2016 after two five-year terms.
 

UNESCO chief seeks to calm anger over Jerusalem holy site

The UN cultural body on Monday sought to calm anger over a resolution on a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site which saw Israel accuse it of seeking to "rewrite history".