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GA/PAL/847
28 November 2000

PALESTINIAN EXHIBIT TO BE ON DISPLAY AT HEADQUARTERS
29 NOVEMBER TO 12 DECEMBER

An art exhibit presented by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in cooperation with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations will be opened at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 November, in the Public Lobby of the General Assembly building. Based on the theme "The Land", the exhibit will be on view until Tuesday, 12 December and is associated with the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

About 40 works of art will be on display for the exhibition. The artists will use earth, herbs, pieces of ancient pottery and pieces of old embroideries with motifs of land and trees to depict ancient legends from the history of the area.

The exhibit will be opened by Ibra Deguène Ka (Senegal), Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. A statement will also be made by a representative of Palestine. The Secretary- General, the Deputy Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly, the President of the Security Council, all Member States and Observers of the United Nations, and high-level Secretariat officials have been invited to the opening ceremony, which is expected to last about 45 minutes. Following the statements, the Chairman of the Committee and the representative of Palestine will escort invited guests through the exhibit.

The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed in accordance with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 32/40B of 2 December 1977.

For additional information, call Georgios Kostakos, Political Affairs Officer at the Division for Palestinian Rights, tel. (212) 963-1466 or 963-5172.


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