56 Nations Request Palestine Issue Be Placed on Agenda of the Current General Assembly
Menu JTA Search

56 Nations Request Palestine Issue Be Placed on Agenda of the Current General Assembly

Download PDF for this date

A total of 56 of the 136-member states of the United Nations have supported, as of today, a request that the “Question of Palestine” be listed on the agenda of the 29th General Assembly as a separate item. The question had previously been discussed within the context of debate on the Middle East.

Since listing of an item can be arranged at the request of any one member nation, the total was viewed as significant in terms of support for any resolution on behalf of the Palestinian cause. Approval of a resolution by the General Assembly requires a two-thirds majority. In the current Assembly, that would be 92 delegations.

The states endorsing the request are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Burundi, Chad, China, the Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Dahomey, Democratic Yemen, Egypt, Equatorial Guines, East Germany, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, the Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qutar, Rumania, Sandi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunista, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirstes, Tanzania, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Ukrainian SSR, and Zaire.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund