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Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

As the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary, the question of Palestine remains distressingly unresolved.

The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the Palestinian economy and undermined the already fragile humanitarian, economic and political situation in Gaza, further entrenched by crippling restrictions on movement and access.

Meanwhile, prospects for a viable two-State solution are growing more distant. A host
of factors continue to cause great misery, including: the expansion of illegal settlements, a significant spike in the demolition of Palestinian homes and structures, violence and continued militant activity. Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

REMARKS ON THE  INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
28 November 2018
[as delivered]

More than forty years ago, the General Assembly established an International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people to remind us of our collective, unfinished task of resolving the question of Palestine.

Over the decades, this has become one of the most intractable challenges for the international community, and we know only too well the tragic results.

Demolitions, illegal continued settlement expansion and construction, forced evictions and collective punitive measures will not bring peace.

The same goes for violence and incitement, and similarly, unilateral steps will not resolve final status issues or the conflict.

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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People celebration in Canberra

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People logoOn 27 November, in collaboration with the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and the Council of Arab Ambassadors, UNIC Canberra held a reception and film screening of a Palestinian film Idol, in recognition of the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, and Continue reading

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2013

On the 25 of November, in collaboration with the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and the Council of Arab Ambassadors, UNIC Canberra held an event in recognition of the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Continue reading