International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed on November 29. The date is important as on that day in 1947, the General Assembly adopt the resolution on the partition of Palestine.
Observed on: 29 November
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 1977 (UN Resolution)
About International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
On December 2, 1977 United Nations General Assembly called for the annual observance of November 29 as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The date of 29 November was chosen because on that day in 1947, the General Assembly adopt the resolution on the partition of Palestine (Resolution 181 (II). In 2003, the day was observed on December 1.
The resolution of partition of Palestine recommended withdrawal of armed forces from Palestine and the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states. The resolution also suggests special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem and that the City of Jerusalem should preserve the interests of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. This plan was not fully implemented.
The United Nations describes the day as below:
“an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine remained unresolved and that the Palestinian people are yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined by the General Assembly, namely, the right to self-determination without external interference, the right to national independence and sovereignty, and the right to return to their homes and property from which they had been displaced.”
Activities and Programs on Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed in some United Nations offices, councils, government bodies and organizations that have special interest in the issues encompassing the event. Media is used to spread the message.
On this United Nations Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People, several programs like meeting, cultural events, publications are conducted. Several campaigns are done in different ways. Social media campaign is done by using a hash tag #DayOfSolidarityWithThePalestinianPeople in posts.