Palestine struggles for statehood

THE year 2014 has been designated as an International Year of Solidarity for the Palestinian People. Last year, the General Assembly just barely managed to scrape up enough support to adopt (by a vote of 110 in favour, seven against, and 56 countries abstaining) resolution A/Res/68/12 to proclaim 2014 as Palestine’s year. The resolution came on the heels of two consecutive years of Palestine making ripples within the United Nations — first in requesting for full membership to the UN, and then in gaining admittance to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco)......................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

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