INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE: NOVEMBER 29, 2014

 

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
היום הבינלאומי לסולידריות עם העם הפלסטיני Hebrew
اليوم العالمي للتضامن مع الشعب الفلسطيني Arabic
팔레스타인 사람들과 연대의 날 Korean
Welttag der Solidarität mit dem palästinensischen Volk German

Alternative name

Solidarity Day

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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.

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Observances

 

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday type Where it is observed
Thu Nov 29 1990 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Fri Nov 29 1991 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Sun Nov 29 1992 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Mon Nov 29 1993 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Tue Nov 29 1994 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Wed Nov 29 1995 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Fri Nov 29 1996 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Sat Nov 29 1997 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Sun Nov 29 1998 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Mon Nov 29 1999 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Wed Nov 29 2000 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Thu Nov 29 2001 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Fri Nov 29 2002 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Mon Dec 1 2003 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Mon Nov 29 2004 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Tue Nov 29 2005 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Wed Nov 29 2006 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Thu Nov 29 2007 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Sat Nov 29 2008 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Sun Nov 29 2009 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Mon Nov 29 2010 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Tue Nov 29 2011 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Thu Nov 29 2012 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Fri Nov 29 2013 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Sat Nov 29 2014 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Sun Nov 29 2015 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Tue Nov 29 2016 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Wed Nov 29 2017 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Thu Nov 29 2018 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Fri Nov 29 2019 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance
Sun Nov 29 2020 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People United Nations observance

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