28 September 2011
Security Council

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

Security Council

6624th Meeting (AM)

Security Council Refers Palestinian Application for United Nations Membership

to Its Committee on Admission of New Members


The Security Council today decided to refer the application of Palestine for admission to United Nations membership to its Committee on the Admission of New Members for “examination and report”.

According to a statement by Council President Nawaf Salam ( Lebanon), the application was submitted by the Palestinian President in a letter dated 23 September 2011 addressed to the Secretary-General (document S/2011/592).

Mr. Salam noted that, under rule 59 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure, an application for membership shall be referred by the President to the Admissions Committee unless the Council decides otherwise.  He proposed that that Committee meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, 30 September 2011, to consider the application.

The meeting began at 9:37 a.m. and ended at 9:40 a.m.

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