Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) – International Policy 2018
“We call on all countries to recognise, without delay, Palestine as a sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
– Paragraph 42, ACTU International Policy 2018
[Excerpt Paragraph No.42 ‘International Solidarity’]
42. International solidarity is a key part of our movement, and we will continue to stand with the unions and the people in those countries subject to conflict, occupation or dictatorship where there is no rule of law or no guarantee of democratic freedoms. Congress affirms the long-standing priorities for action for Australian unions through the ACTU are: … [ point (f) page.13]
- Support for ending the 50 years of occupation of Palestine and a just and sustainable peace in accordance with resolutions 242 and 338 of the UN Security Council, with the removal of illegal settlements, the withdrawal of Israel from all Palestinian lands along with the dismantling of the separation wall. In line with our commitment to a two-state solution with the security of borders for both nations, we call on all countries to recognise, without delay, Palestine as a sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital. This will confirm the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination in a free and independent Palestine.
Commentary – ACTU International Policy 2018