The Palestinian flag raised at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 more than a month after its admission as a full member.
The Palestinian flag hoisted at UNESCO headquarters, over a month after its admission to the UN cultural agency. President Mahmud Abbas traveled to Paris to attend the event, which is seen by many as a step on the Palestinians' road to eventual UN membership."President Abbas wants to show the importance he attaches to UNESCO," said a Palestinian diplomat. "And this is the first time that the flag will be flown at the headquarters of a UN institution."
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation says the flag-hoisting is a symbolic ceremony "to mark Palestine's admission to the organisation" that takes place each time a new member joins.
The Palestinians were admitted to the body in late October, when the UNESCO general assembly voted 107-14 to make Palestine its 195th member.
Indian Stamp issued on 29 November 1981 in supporting inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.