UN General Assembly passes Palestinian draft resolution on flag raising by landslide majority
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
September 11, 2015 00:25
The UN General Assembly voted by a landslide majority on Thursday in favor of a Palestinian draft resolution to raise its flag at the United Nations.
One-hundred-and-nineteen members vote in favor of the draft measure, eight voted against it and 45 abstained.
The draft resolution says the flags of non-member observer states "shall be raised at (UN) Headquarters and United Nations Offices following the flags of the member states of the United Nations."
The resolution affects the Vatican as well, as it applies to all non-member observer states.