Photo gallery: Palestine - flag raising ceremony

The Palestinian flag was raised at UNESCO’s Headquarters today to mark the admission of Palestine to the Organization. The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova, the President of the  General Conference Katalin Bogyay, the Chairperson of the Executive Board Alissandra Cummins and the Presidents of the regional groups, were present at the ceremony.

Palestine was elected as the 195th Member of UNESCO on 31 October, during the 36th session of the Organization's General Conference.

UNESCO is the first UN agency to admit Palestine as a full Member.