20 November 2008
General Assembly
GA/PAL/1101
OBV/747

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN PEOPLE


TO BE HELD AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS ON 24 NOVEMBER

 


The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will hold a special meeting in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, 24 November, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 32/40 B of 2 December 1977.


Invitations to address this annual meeting have been extended to the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General, the President of the Security Council, a representative of Palestine, the Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territory, several intergovernmental organizations and a representative of civil society.


All Member States and Observers have been invited to attend the special meeting.  United Nations family organizations, intergovernmental and civil society organizations have also been invited.  The proceedings, including the texts of messages of solidarity with the Palestinian people received in connection with the observance of the Day, will be published in a special bulletin of the United Nations Secretariat’s Division for Palestinian Rights.


On the occasion of the observance, the Committee has arranged for the screening of a film entitled La terre parle arabe (The Land Speaks Arabic) in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium at 1 p.m. on 24 November.


Also, under the auspices of the Committee, the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations will be presenting a Palestinian photo exhibit entitled “The Palestinians: 60 years of struggle and enduring hope”.  An opening ceremony for the exhibit will take place at 6 p.m. on 24 November at the north-east corner of the Public Lobby of the General Assembly Building.  At the ceremony, remarks will be made by Paul Badji (Senegal), Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People; Riyad Malki, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Palestinian Authority; and Anne Paq, curator of the exhibit.  Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Kiyo Akasaka will emcee the event.


For additional information, please contact Yosuke Kobayashi at the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat, tel: 917 367 7019.


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