Ramallah, 29 November 2021 (TDI): Today marks the International Solidarity Day with the Palestinian People, established 44 years ago by the approval of UN resolution 32/40 B (1977). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II)).

It is also the day that Palestine obtained its birth certificate at the United Nations in 2012 as an Observer State in the General Assembly. In addition, as a Member State of 100 international organizations and agreements, including UNESCO, the International Criminal Court, and INTERPOL.

In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B).

Palestine and the UN Role on the Day of Solidarity

This Day provides an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine has not yet been resolved.

At the United Nations headquarters in New York, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People holds an extraordinary session each year. Speakers include the Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly, the President of the Security Council, and representatives of the State of Palestine. Furthermore, in resolution 60/37 of 1 December 2005, the Assembly requested the Committee to continue to organize an annual exhibit on Palestinian rights or a cultural event in cooperation with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the UN.

The General Assembly, upon admitting Palestine as an Observer State, declared itself in favor of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and for the end of the occupation that began in 1967.

The position of the United Nations demands an independent, sovereign, democratic Palestinian State, contiguous with the borders defined before 1967. In the same way, it manifests itself for a solution of two States living together in conditions of peace and security, impossible to achieve in current conditions.

Presidential Speech 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed during his speech on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, that the Palestinian people will continue their marches towards national independence and the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as their capital.

He also warns that if Israel continues its colonial policies and refuses to end its occupation of Palestinian land, the Palestinians have other options they can turn to. He also thanked all the people who stood in solidarity with the Palestinian people and praised their efforts to achieve justice for the Palestinians.