List of Resolutions

The following is a list of 16 standing resolutions related to Israel and Palestine which are voted on every year at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Click on the abbreviated title to see more detailed information.

Natural Resources - “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources”

  • In brief: Brings attention to the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and of the population of the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources, including land, water and energy resources, and demands that Israel stops damaging or exploiting those resources.

Self-Determination - “The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination”

  • In brief: Reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the right to their independent State of Palestine.

Assistance to Palestinians - “Assistance to the Palestinian people”

  • In brief: Calls on the international community to increase humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians.

Israeli Practices - “Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”

  • In brief: Demands that Israel stops violating international law in the occupied territories, and calls for international protection of the Palestinian civilian population.

Settlements - “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan” 

  • In brief: Reaffirms that Israeli settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace, and urges UN member states to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between Israel proper and its settlements.

Applicability Geneva - “Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories”

  • In brief: Reaffirms that the Geneva Convention is applicable to Israel’s occupation, and urges Israel to comply with the provisions of international law.

Special Committee - “Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories”

  • In brief: Tells the UN’s “Special Committee” on this issue to continue to investigate Israeli policies and practices in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Refugees' Properties - “Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues”

  • In brief: Reaffirms that Palestinian refugees are entitled to their property, and asks the UN to protect Arab assets and property rights in Israel.

UNRWA Operations - “Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East”

  • In brief: Recognizes the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is the agency responsible for Palestinian refugees, and urges the international community to support it.

Displaced Persons 1967 - “Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities”

  • In brief: Reaffirms the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967.

UNRWA Assistance - “Assistance to Palestine refugees”

  • In brief: Extends the mandate of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is the agency responsible for Palestinian refugees.

Jerusalem - "Jerusalem"

  • In brief: Condemns Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem as illegal, calls for a just and lasting solution that takes into account the legitimate concerns of both Israelis and Palestinians, and calls on all parties to respect the historic status quo in regard to holy places.

Peaceful Settlement - “Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine”

  • In brief: Calls for a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, calls for Israel to withdrawal from the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, and urges the international community not to recognize any unilateral changes to the pre-1967 borders.

DPI Info Program - “Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Global Communications of the Secretariat”

  • In brief: Extends the mandate of the “special information programme on the question of Palestine,” which is undertaken by the UN Secretariat’s Department of Global Communications (formerly the Department of Public Information). Under this programme, the department collects, archives, and distributes extensive information about Palestine, including related UN activities.

DPR - “Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat” 

  • In brief: Renews the mandate of the UN Secretariat’s Division for Palestinian Rights, which monitors developments in Palestine, organizes meetings and events, and maintains the United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL).

CEIRPP - “Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People”

  • In brief: Renews the mandate of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. The committee was established in 1975, and has a mandate to promote the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. It organizes meetings and events and has a variety of information and training programs.

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    published this page in UN Dashboard 2020-11-02 10:47:21 -0500