Assembly Grants Palestine Non-member Observer State Status
The General Assembly adopted a resolution granting to 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 electronic boards showing a tally of the vote in the General Assembly Hall. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is shown on screen at top right receiving congratulations. Assembly President Vuk Jeremić (standing at podium, centre), applauds the result of the vote. He is flanked by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and Jean-Jacques Graisse, Acting Head of the Department of General Assembly and Conference Management.