UNRWA Staff Union strike ends

11 February 2014: Palestinian employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) had been on strike for over two months in protest of low salaries and UNRWA policies regarding employees who are detained by the Israeli military.  Ongoing protests across the Palestinian territories have targeted UNRWA after layoffs and service reductions. …

Solidarity

Today, 29 November, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed by the United Nations on or around 29 November each year, in accordance with mandates given by the General Assembly in its resolutions 32/40 B of 2 December 1977, 34/65 D…

UN General Assembly votes for Palestine

30 November 2012 | PRESS RELEASE – UNITED NATIONS General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to accord Palestine ‘Non-Member Observer State’ status in United Nations Objective to ‘Breath New Life’ into Peace Process, Says Palestinian President; Israel’s Delegate Counters, Without Direct Negotiations, Peace Remains ‘Out of Reach’ Voting by an overwhelming majority — 138 in favour to…

Petition to Recognise Palestine

Dear friends, In September this year, the United Nations will vote on the recognition of the State of Palestine. A public petition is urging the Australian Parliament to respond positively to this historic opportunity and recognise the state of Palestine. Such recognition comes after many years of stalled peace talks. While Australian political parties pay…