Palestinian UN “observer state” status: what it really means
On 29 November 2012, the General Assembly accorded Palestine the status of a 'non-member observer state' at the UN. Previously, Palestine was recognised as an 'observer entity' at the UN.
In a briefing released today, UNA-UK examines some implications of this new status conferred on Palestine.
Photo: Mahmoud Abbas (front centre), President of the Palestinian Authority, with his delegation in the General Assembly Hall following the Assembly's decision to grant Palestine the status of non-member observer state in the United Nations. The vote was 138 for, 9 against, with 41 abstentions.(c) UN Photo/Rick Bajornas