Visit to the Palestine Museum in Woodbridge, CT organised by the Committee, 13 July 2019

Welcome remarks by Ambassador Cheikh Niang, Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

Renowned Palestinian artist and scholar Samia Halaby speaking about history and language of Palestinian painting

Janna Jihad, Palestinian youth and journalist

Visit to the Palestine Museum in Woodbridge, CT organised by the Committee, 13 July 2019

Visit to the Palestine Museum in Woodbridge, CT organised by the Committee, 13 July 2019

Visit to the Palestine Museum in Woodbridge, CT organised by the Committee, 13 July 2019

On 13 July 2019, Members and Observers of the Committee visited the Palestine Museum, established in 2018 in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

The visit contributed to highlighting among UN diplomats the richness of Palestinian cultural and artistic achievements.

The visit featured a lecture by Ms. Samia Halaby, a renowned Palestinian artist and scholar on the history of Palestinian painting and the impact of art on Palestinian society despite the Nakbah and the ongoing occupation.

Delegates also enjoyed the performances by a Qanun player and a Dakbe Dance Troupe.  Janna Jihad, a thirteen-year-old Palestinian and the youngest officially registered journalist in the world, also spoke about the impact of occupation on children.

Over the years, the Committee has showcased Palestinian cultural richness and Palestinian artists in music, film, and in other fields through cultural events. Participating delegates underscored the need to support the State of Palestine, not only through the work of the United Nations but also through the preservation of the Palestinian heritage.