UN to vote on raising Palestinian flag at next UN General Assembly

August 27, 2015 20:12

A draft resolution was presented to the United Nations on Thursday to request that the Palestinian flag be raised the next time world leaders convene at UN headquarters, according to AFP.

The resolution originally included the Vatican as well, but was removed at the Vatican's insistence.

The resolution was presented in advance of the annual UN General Assembly summit against poverty on September 25th.\

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and Pope Francis are planning to attend the event at headquarters in New York.

Both the Vatican and Palestinians have observer status at the UN and are not considered to be full members.

A vote on the resolution, sponsored by 21 countries, will take place September 15. Among the co-sponsors are Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria and Jordan.

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