"On this International Day, I count on all involved to work together to translate solidarity into positive action for peace."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message on the International Day of
Solidarity with the Palestinian People
29 November 2012
Mahmoud Abbas (front centre), President of the Palestinian
Authority, celebrates with the Palestinian delegation in the
General Assembly hall following the adoption on 29 November
2012 of a resolution granting Palestine the status of non-member
observer state at the United Nations. UN Photo.
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). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II))
In resolution 60/37 of 1 December 2005, the Assembly requested the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Division for Palestinian Rights, as part of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 29 November, 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 observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People also encouraged Member States to continue to give the widest support and publicity to the observance of the Day of Solidarity.