Palestinian flag hoisted at UN headquarters for the first time

Oct 1, 2015 12:12 IST

Palestinian flag was raised for the first time at United Nations headquarters in New York on 30 September 2015. The politically sensitive flag raising ceremony took place at 1:16 pm at the UN's Rose Garden.

The flag hosting raising ceremony was attended by the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas.

Earlier on 10 September 2015, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly approved the Resolution on Raising of Flags by Non-Member Observer States.

The resolution said that the flags of non-member observer states like Palestine shall be raised at UN Headquarters and United Nations Offices following the flags of the Member States of the organization.

Palestine was granted the status of a non-member observer State by the UNGA in 2012.

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