Palestine applies for UN membership

On September 23, 2011, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon conveyed the application of Palestine for admission to membership in the United Nations to the Security Council. Find out more about the Palestinian bid for membership. Most recent stories are placed first:

October 3:

Statement on membership for Palestine in the UN by the World Council of Churches
The Palestinian Authority’s Application for United Nations Membership and Its Implications for the International Criminal Court by the American NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court


September 28:

UN News Centre article: Security Council refers Palestinian application to UN membership committee

Video of the Security Council making the referral


September 27:

Security Council Report on upcoming September 28 Security Council meeting


UN News Centre article: Ban receives Palestinian application for UN membership (related video)

Remarks of President Mahmoud Abbas to the UN General Assembly on 23 September 2011 (Webcast of remarks)

Remarks of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the UN General Assembly on 23 September 2011 (Webcast of remarks)

The paperwork on membership for Palestine that goes to the Security Council

Q&A: How a country becomes a UN Member State

Security Council Report (an independent not-for-profit organisation that provides information about the Security Council) September 2011 report on Israel/Palestine

Presbyterians in ministry in Israel and Palestine

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