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Note 5698
26 November 2001


Note to Correspondents

OBSERVANCE OF DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
TO TAKE PLACE ON 29 NOVEMBER


NEW YORK, 26 November (Department of Political Affairs) -- A solemn meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will be held on Thursday, 29 November, in observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, as mandated by General Assembly 32/40 B of 2 December 1977.

Invitations to address this annual meeting have been extended to the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General, the President of the Security Council, a representative of Palestine, the Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, several intergovernmental organizations, and a representative of the international network of non-governmental organizations on the question of Palestine.

All Member States and observers have been invited to attend the meeting and forward messages of solidarity from their heads of State or government, which will be announced during the meeting. United Nations family organizations, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations have also been invited to attend. The proceedings, including the text of all the messages received on the occasion, will be included in a special bulletin of the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat.

On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity, the Committee has arranged for the screening of two films entitled “Gaza Under Siege” and “Mahmoud Darwish: As the Land Is the Language”. Both films will be shown in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 29 November.



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