UNITED NATIONS (Sep. 19)
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.