“The decades-long Palestinian struggle for self-determination, independence and a life of dignity faces numerous obstacles, including: continued military occupation of Palestinian territory; ongoing violence and incitement; continued settlement construction and expansion; deep uncertainties about the peace process; and deteriorating humanitarian and economic conditions, particularly in Gaza.”
- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
Unrealized right, unfulfilled promises
70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the Palestinian Nakba
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 resolution on the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People also encourages Member States to continue to give the widest support and publicity to the observance of the Day of Solidarity.
70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the Palestinian People’s Nakba
An exhibition presented by:
The UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
The Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations
29 November 2018 – 4 January 2019
Visitor’s Lobby, United Nations Headquarters
Map of the plan for the partition of Palestine that envisaged dividing it into 3 parts: an Arab State (dark tint), a Jewish State (light tint) and the City of Jerusalem (white) to be placed under an International Trusteeship system. © UN