Assembly Grants Palestine Non-member Observer State Status
The General Assembly adopted a resolution granting Palestine the status of non-member observer State in the United Nations. The vote was 138 for, 9 against, with 41 abstentions.
A view of the Assembly Hall as Mahmoud Abbas (at speaker's podium), President of the Palestinian Authority, addresses the Assembly before the vote. Seated behind him (from right): Jean-Jacques Graisse, Acting Head of the Department of General Assembly and Conference Management; Vuk Jeremić, President of sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly; and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.