The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations, composed of representatives of all Member States.  The question of Palestine was first brought before the General Assembly in 1947. By resolution 181 (II), the Assembly decided to partition Palestine into two states, one Arab and one Jewish, with Jerusalem placed under a special international regime. After the 1948 war, the Assembly by resolution 194 (III) of 1949 established the Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP) to help the parties reach a final settlement, while reaffirming the rights of Palestine refugees to return and restitution. UNRWA, a Palestine refugee agency, was established by the Assembly the same year. 

In 1974, the question of Palestine was re-introduced in the Assembly's agenda. Resolution 3236 (XXIX) reaffirmed the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination, national independence and sovereignty, and the right of the Palestinians to return to their homes and property. In 1975, the Assembly established the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. The question of Palestine and related issues have been the subject of numerous resolutions and decisions adopted by the Assembly's regular, special and emergency sessions.

On 29 November 2012 the Assembly granted Palestine non-member observer State status in the UN. The relevant issues on the agenda of the Assembly and its subsidiary organs, such as the Human Rights Council include the right of Palestinians to self-determination, their sovereignty over natural resources, assistance, refugees, IDPs, UNRWA, human rights, Israeli settlements, peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine, and Jerusalem, among others.
08/14/2017A/ES-10/760
S/2017/704
Illegal Actions in the OPT - Letter from the State of Palestine
08/01/2017A/ES-10/759
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Illegal Actions in the OPT - Letter from the State of Palestine
07/25/2017A/ES-10/758
S/2017/632
Illegal Actions in the OPT - Letter from the State of Palestine
07/20/2017A/ES-10/757
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Illegal Actions in the OPT - Letter from the State of Palestine
07/07/2017A/ES-10/756Progress report by UN Register of Damage Caused by Construction of Wall in OPT - UNRoD report
06/30/2017MBJune2017Action by UN System and IGOs Relevant to Question of Palestine (June 2017 Monthly Bulletin)
06/19/2017A/ES-10/754
S/2017/447
Illegal Actions in the OPT - Letter from the State of Palestine
06/19/2017A/ES-10/755
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Illegal Actions in the OPT - Letter from the State of Palestine
06/13/2017A/HRC/35/30/Add.5Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences: Comments by the State of Israel
05/25/2017A/ES-10/754
S/2017/447
Illegal Actions in the OPT - Letter, Annex from State of Palestine


See also:
The United Nations and the Question of Palestine (pdf)