Resources on Palestinian Initiative at the UN

The 2011 session of the United Nations General Assembly is set to open on September 13 in New York City. During this gathering of the global community, the Palestinian Authority is expected to request statehood recognition at the United Nations. There is little clarity and much speculation on what form this request will take and what impact it will have.

In the midst of this challenging scenario, Churhces for Middle East Peace reasserts our deeply held belief that there is an urgent and immediate need for a just and sustainable resolution to the conflict in the Holy Land. While we believe that a vote at the United Nations cannot replace direct negotiations between the parties and a negotiated peace agreement, we also know that the status quo is not sustainable and it is time now to look past punitive measures to how we cotinue to work for a just, secure, and sustainable peace for all. Read CMEP's full statement on the Palestinian's UN initiative.  

CMEP has also put together a collection of materials from trusted sources on the Palestinian initiative at the United Nations. These resources offer a combination of procedural and legal details, facts, and analysis of the possible Palestinian actions at the UN and potential results and consequences of those actions. 

Statements from CMEP Member and Affiliated Organizations

Information and Background Resources