The UN votes on partition, November 29, 1947
PLO Negotiation Affairs Department/ Ramallah/PNN
Palestineās story at the United Nations began on 29 November 1947, with the UN General Assemblyās (UNGA) adoption of Resolution 181. The so-called āPartition Resolutionā proposed, for first time in history, to divide a homeland into two states. Seven full decades since the adoption of this resolution, the Palestinian people, whether in exile or under occupation, has continued to suffer the consequences of the lack of international action in order to fulfill their inalienable rights.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.