INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE: NOVEMBER 29, 2010

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

Quick Facts

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is annually observed on November 29.

Local names

Name Language
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People English
Día Internacional de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino Spanish

Alternative name

Solidarity Day

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
See list of observations below.

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is annually observed on November 29. The day is also known as Solidarity Day.

November 29 is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, also known as Solidarity Day. This illustration is based on artwork from ©iStockphoto.com/Joel Carillet & ©iStockphoto.com/Benoit Roussseau

What do people do?

Special  meetings may be held to observe Solidarity Day in some UN offices, councils,  government bodies and organizations that have a special interest in the issues  encompassing the event.  The day may also  be publicized through newspapers, magazines, radio and television news, and  online media.  Some topics that may be  publicized or discussed include the status and plight of Palestinian refugees,  as well as general information on Palestinian culture and society.

Public life

The  International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is a global observance and not a public holiday.

Background

On November  29, 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of  Palestine (resolution 181 (II)). On December 2, 1977, it was recorded that the assembly  called for the annual observance of November 29 as the International Day of  Solidarity with the Palestinian People (A/RES/32/40 B). On December 1, 2003,  the assembly encouraged member states to continue to provide support and  publicity to observe the day. So the day was observed on December 1 in 2003.

The assembly  also requested that the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of  the Palestinian People and the Division for Palestinian Rights of the  Secretariat should continue to organize an annual exhibit on Palestinian rights  or a cultural event with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the  United Nations.

Symbols

The UN logo  is often associated with marketing and promotional material for this event. It  features a projection of a world map (less Antarctica) centered on the North  Pole, inscribed in a wreath consisting of crossed conventionalized branches of  the olive tree. The olive branches symbolize peace and the world map depicts  the area of concern to the UN in achieving its main purpose, peace and  security. The projection of the map extends to 60 degrees south latitude, and includes  five concentric circles.

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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Observances

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday type Where it is observed
Sat Nov 29 1980 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sun Nov 29 1981 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Mon Nov 29 1982 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Tue Nov 29 1983 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Thu Nov 29 1984 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Fri Nov 29 1985 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sat Nov 29 1986 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sun Nov 29 1987 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Tue Nov 29 1988 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Wed Nov 29 1989 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Thu Nov 29 1990 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Fri Nov 29 1991 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sun Nov 29 1992 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Mon Nov 29 1993 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Tue Nov 29 1994 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Wed Nov 29 1995 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Fri Nov 29 1996 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sat Nov 29 1997 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sun Nov 29 1998 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Mon Nov 29 1999 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Wed Nov 29 2000 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Thu Nov 29 2001 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Fri Nov 29 2002 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Mon Dec 1 2003 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Mon Nov 29 2004 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Tue Nov 29 2005 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Wed Nov 29 2006 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Thu Nov 29 2007 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sat Nov 29 2008 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sun Nov 29 2009 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Mon Nov 29 2010 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Tue Nov 29 2011 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Thu Nov 29 2012 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Fri Nov 29 2013 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sat Nov 29 2014 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day
Sun Nov 29 2015 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nation day

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