2016 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Observance at the United Nations Headquarters in New York – 29 November 2016

Statements – Special Meeting at UN Headquarters in New York – 29 November 2016

  • Remarks by Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the Special Meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (English)
  • Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the Special Meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (English)
  • H.E. Mr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine, reading out a message from H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine at the Special Meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People  (Arabic, English)

Messages of Solidarity – 29 November 2016

Governments: Argentina (English, Spanish), Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, China (Chinese, English), Cuba (Spanish), Djibouti (French), Egypt, El Salvador (Spanish), EU, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq (Arabic), Japan (English, Japanese), Jordan (Arabic), Kazakhstan, Kuwait (Arabic), Lao, Lebanon, Madagascar (French), Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico (Spanish), Morocco (Arabic, English, French, Spanish), Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua (English, Spanish), Oman (Arabic), Pakistan, Qatar (Arabic), Russian (Russian), Saudi Arabia (Arabic), Senegal (French), Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria (Arabic), Thailand, Tunisia (Arabic), Turkey (English, Turkish), UAE (Arabic), Ukraine, Viet Nam

IGO: League of Arab States (Arabic), Non-Aligned Movement (English, Spanish), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (Arabic, English, French)

NGO: Caritas Jerusalem, Just Vision, Neturei Karta International, World YWCA

Statements – General Assembly Debate on the Question of Palestine – 29 Nov 2016: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

H.E. Mr. Gorgui Ciss, On behalf of the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (Deputy Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations) Statement (English, French)

H.E. Mr. Carmelo Inguanez, Rapporteur of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations) (English)
Press release (English | French)

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The exhibit entitled “Palestinian Embroidery: Threads of Continuity, Identity and Empowerment” was inaugurated at an evening reception held on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The exhibit will remain open to the public in the Visitors Lobby of the UN General Assembly (weekdays 9:00 –16:30 and weekends 10:00 –16:30) until 28 December 2016.

Observance at United Nations Office at Vienna
24 November 2015

Statements – Observance at United Nations Office in Vienna

Summary of International Day of Solidarity

Annotated list of speakers

Messages of Solidarity – 29 November 2016

Governments: Austria, Cuba, Qatar, Turkey

IGO: League of Arab States: (English, Arabic), Non-Aligned Movement

NGO:Society for Austro-Arab Relations