The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People has a mandate from the United Nations General Assembly
“to extend its cooperation and support to Palestinian and other civil society organizations”
. In keeping with this mandate, a network of more than 1,000 civil society organizations from all regions of the world, active on the question of Palestine, has been established over the years. National and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), organizations involved in political and humanitarian work, NGOs promoting human rights or economic and social development, solidarity-, charity- or action-oriented groups, churches, academic institutions, trade unions and professional associations, and organizations that focus on women, children, refugees and detainees, are all part of the network.