The United Nations marks the passage of General Assembly resolution 181 (ii) of 1947 every year as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with Special meetings and events at UN Headquarters in New York, and at the UN offices in Vienna, Geneva, Nairobi and elsewhere are organized on or around 29 November.
This year, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People will be observed on 1 December with special meetings. In the UN headquarters in New York, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, a body of the UN General Assembly promoting the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and independence, will convene high-level officials of Member States, the Secretary-General, intergovernmental organizations and representatives of civil society who are expected to make statements on the question of Palestine and attend the official launch of a virtual exhibit focusing on the Wall built in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, which has been ruled to be illegal by the International Court of Justice in its Advisory Opinion of 9 July 2004 on 1 December at 10.00 a.m. EST. The exhibit explores this through the words of various advocates and public personalities, and through images from artists and human rights activists who have used the wall as a canvas to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people. These events will be broadcast live via the UN Web TV and the exhibit is available on this page. Relevant links to the live broadcast are below:
Watch in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, or Spanish on UN Web TV: http://webtv.un.org
The virtual exhibit for 2020 is available at the link below:
The Writing is on the Wall: Annexation Past and Present
Activities will also be organized on the occasion by governmental bodies and CSOs in cooperation with United Nations information centres around the world. The UN General Assembly will convene this year for its annual debate on the question of Palestine on 2 December, where it is expected to adopt with a large majority a resolution outlining the parameters for a just solution to this outstanding question.
Viewers are encouraged to use the hashtag #Rights4Palestine and #PalestineDay on their social media and to tag the Committee’s social media pages using Twitter & Instagram: @UNISPAL, Facebook: @UN.palestinianrights.
There will be live updates from the Committee Twitter account and Facebook page.