The year 2014 has been proclaimed the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by the United Nations Generak Assembly through the adoption of resolution A/RES/68/12 on 26 November 2013.
The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will organize events throughout 2014, in cooperation with Governments, relevant organizations of the United Nations system, intergovernmental organizations and civil society organizations.
“The objective of the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is to promote solidarity with the Palestinian people as a central theme, contributing to international awareness of
(a) core themes regarding the question of Palestine, as prioritized by the Committee,
(b) obstacles to the ongoing peace process, particularly those requiring urgent action such as settlements, Jerusalem, the blockade of Gaza and the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and;
(c) mobilization of global action towards the achievement of a comprehensive, just and lasting solution of the question of Palestine in accordance with international law and the relevant resolutions of the United Nations.”
Dr. Riyad Mansour
Ambassador, Permanent Observer of
the State of Palestine to the United Nations