The Right of the Palestinian People to Self-Determination, G.A. res. 50/140, U.N. Doc. A/RES/50/140 (1995)

      The General Assembly,
      Aware that the development of friendly relations among nations, based on
respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples,
is among the purposes and principles of the United Nations, as defined in its
      Recalling the International Covenants on Human Rights, the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration on the Granting of Independence
to Colonial Countries and Peoples, and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of
Action, adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights on 25 June 1993,
      Noting the progress made in the Middle East peace process, in particular
the mutual recognition and the signing of the Declaration of Principles on
Interim Self-Government Arrangements in Washington on 13 September 1993 by the
Palestine Liberation Organization and the Government of Israel, as well as the
ensuing implementation agreements, the last of which was the interim agreement
of 28 September 1995,
      Affirming the right of all States in the region to live in peace within
secure and internationally recognized borders,
      1.    Reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to
      2.    Expresses the hope that the Palestinian people could soon be
exercising their right to self-determination in the current peace process;
      3.    Urges all States, specialized agencies and organizations of the
United Nations system to continue to support the Palestinian people in their
quest for self-determination.



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