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On Wednesday, 27 November 2019, the United Nations 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. On this date, the Committee will convene a special meeting, in the Trusteeship Chamber from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m., which will be attended, among others, by the Presidents of the General Assembly and the Security Council as well as the Secretary-General. Representatives of Member States, inter-governmental organizations and civil society are expected to make statements on the question of Palestine.

Following the special meeting that same day, on 27 November, the opening of the exhibit “Palestine – the most universal of national causes” – consisting of pictures and quotes by well-known public figures who have expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people – will be inaugurated in the UN Headquarters visitor’s lobby.

The UN General Assembly will start its annual debate on the question of Palestine on Tuesday, 3 December 2019. At the debate, the 2019 Annual Report of the Committee and four resolutions endorsed by it for adoption by the General Assembly will be considered.