UN Nairobi host a cultural event in Solidarity with the PalestiniansGuru Maajabu
On 3 December, UNIC Nairobi organized a Palestinian cultural event in cooperation with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the UN and the Arab League as part of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people.
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed by the United Nations annually on 29 November – the day in 1947, the General Assembly adopted resolution 181(II), which came to be known as the Partition Resolution. That resolution provided for the establishment in Palestine of a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State”, with Jerusalem as a corpus separatum under a special international regime.
Of the two States to be created under this resolution, only one, Israel, has so far come into being.
The Palestinian people, who now number more than 8 million, live primarily in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, including East Jerusalem, part of which is now administered by the Palestinian Authority; in Israel; in neighboring Arab States; and in refugee camps in the region.
Senator Billy Kerrow of the Kenyan legislative body was the guest speaker representing the Kenyan Government while the United Nations was represented by the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Members of the Diplomatic corps, Kenya Government officials and UN senior officials will be in attendance.
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