The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, G.A. res. 51/82, 51 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 225, U.N. Doc. A/51/49 (Vol. I) (1996).

      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 at the World Conference on Human Rights on 25 June 1993,
      Recalling also the Declaration on the Occasion of the Fiftieth
Anniversary of the United Nations,
      Noting the developments in the Middle East peace process, including 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, the representative of the Palestinian
people, and the Government of Israel, as well as the ensuing implementation
agreements, in particular 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 will soon be
exercising their right to self-determination in the current peace process;
      3.    Urges all States and the specialized agencies and organizations of
the United Nations system to continue to support and assist the Palestinian
people in their quest for self-determination.



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