PARIS (Oct. 6)
By a voice vote of 25-2 with seven abstentions, the Executive Council of UNESCO has decided to invite delegates of the Palestine Liberation Organization as observers to the UNESCO general conference which opens here Oct. 17. The resolution must now be submitted to the 132 members of the general conference.
The two countries opposing the resolution were the United States and Canada. France, Great Britain and West Germany were among the countries abstaining. Both the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union joined the Asian and African delegations to support the resolution. In another action, UNESCO launched a strong appeal to Arab oil-producing nations to increase their aid to poorer countries.