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.
Mahmoud Abbas (at speaker's podium), President of the Palestinian Authority, addresses the Assembly before the vote. Shown behind him (from left): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Vuk Jeremić, President of the Assembly's sixty-seventh session; and Jean-Jacques Graisse, Acting Head of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management.