This year’s observance marks 50 years since the start of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, which resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Syrians.

On 29 November 2017, The United Nations General Assembly will observe the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 32/40 B of 2 December 1977. The occasion marks the adoption by the General Assembly of resolution 181 (II) on 29 November 1947 partitioning the mandate of Palestine into two States.

Events to mark Solidarity day will be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York as well as at United Nations offices in Geneva, Vienna, and Nairobi. During the events, representatives of Member States, inter-governmental organizations and civil society are expected to speak on the question of Palestine. The observance will also include a special exhibit celebrating the lives and careers of Palestinians who have contributed to humanity in different walks of life, in the face of extraordinary challenges. The UN General Assembly will also hold its annual debate on the question of Palestine on this day.

For more information, please visit the UN & Question of Palestine events portal.

See the 2017 activitiesPDF document organized by the United Nations Information Centres.


International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People - 29 November 2016