2017 Solidarity Day2019-01-03T12:30:20-05:00

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.


Observance at UN Headquarters in New York – 29 November 2017

Special Meeting at UN Headquarters in New York – 29 November 2017

Remarks by Ms. Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary‑General (English)
Statement by H.E. Mr. Fodé Seck, Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (French)
Statement by H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (English)
Statement by H.E. Mr. Sebastiano Cardi, President of the United Nations Security Council (English)
Statement by H.E. Mr. H.E. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of the Palestine
Statement by Mr. Salil Shetty,  Secretary-General of Amnesty International (English)
Remarks by Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (English)
Statement by H.E. Mr. Shahrul Ikram Yaakob, Chair of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (English)

Messages of Solidarity – 29 November 2017 – UNHQ

Governments: Argentina (English, Spanish), Azerbaijan, Bahrain (Arabic)BangladeshBotswana, Brazil (EnglishPortuguese)Brunei, China (ChineseEnglish), Cuba (EnglishSpanish), Ecuador (EnglishSpanish), GuyanaIndia, Indonesia (EnglishIndonesian), Iran, Iraq (Arabic), Japan (EnglishJapanese), Jordan (Arabic), LaoMalaysia, Mali (French), Malta, Mauritius, Morocco (Arabic), Namibia, Oman (Arabic), Pakistan, Qatar (Arabic), Russia (Russian), Saudi Arabia (Arabic), Senegal (French), South AfricaSri Lanka, Syria (Arabic), Thailand, Tunisia (Arabic), Turkey (EnglishTurkish), United Arab Emirates (Arabic), Ukraine, Venezuela (Spanish), Viet Nam (EnglishVietnamese), Zimbabwe

IGOs: European Union, League of Arab States (Arabic)

NGOs: Caritas JerusalemPalestinian Human Rights Organization Council

Cultural event and reception 

Inauguration of an exhibit entitled “The Palestinian People: Everlasting Roots, Infinite Horizons”, showcasing photos of prominent Palestinian individuals and groups in the domain of science and technology, economic and social development, literature, arts and sports.  There will also be a feature performance by Palestinian Arab Idol Star, Ameer Dandan.

Observance at United Nations Office at Vienna – 29 Nov 2017

Observance at United Nations Office at Geneva – 29 Nov 2017

Programme – Special Meeting at the United Nations Office at Geneva

Statement by the Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (French)

Messages of Solidarity – 29 November 2017 – UNOG

Governments: State of Palestine (Arabic), Sri Lanka, Venezuela (Spanish)

IGOs: African Union (French), League of Arab States: (Arabic), Organization of Islamic Cooperation

NGO: World YWCA & the YWCA of Palestine


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