State of Palestine Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Grenada and the Republic of Haiti

Foreign Minister Malki, Right, signs the Joint Communique with his counterpart, Foreign Minister Steele of Grenada



Today in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine, H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, signed on behalf of the State of Palestine Joint Communiques with the Foreign Minister of Grenada, H.E. Mr. Nickolas Steele and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Haiti, H.E. Me. Pierre Casimir, respectively, establishing diplomatic relations with the two countries, in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 1961.

Ambassador Mansour also signed a joint letter with the Ambassadors of Grenada and Haiti, respectively, transmitting each Joint Communique to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Ban Ki-moon.

After the signing of the Joint Communique establishing Diplomatic Relations with the Republic of Haiti, the State of Palestine is currently bilaterally recognized by 134 other States.  Grenada recognized the State of Palestine on 25 September 2011.

27 September 2013, New York

بيان صحفي               


  تم اليوم بمقر الأمم المتحدة في نيويورك توقيع بيان مشترك حول إقامة علاقات دبلوماسية بين دولة فلسطين وجمهورية هايتي وبيان آخر حول إقامة علاقات دبلوماسية بين دولة فلسطين وغرينادا . ووقع عن الجانب الفلسطيني الدكتور رياض المالكي ، وزير خارجية دولة فلسطين ، وعن هايتي السيد بيير ريتشارد كاسيمر، وزيرالشؤون الخارجية والعبادة، وعن غرينادا السيد نيكولاس ستيل، وزير الخارجية والتجارة الدولية.  ووقع وزراء الخارجية رسائل موجهة إلى الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة، بان كي مون، لتعميم البيانين على الدول الأعضاء في الأمم المتحدة.

 وينص البيانان، كل على حدة،  على أن جمهورية هايتي  ودولة فلسطين من جهة، وغرينادا ودولة فلسطين من جهة أخرى ،برغبة منهما في تعزيز وتقوية علاقات الصداقة والتعاون القائمة بين البلدين، قررتا إقامة علاقات دبلوماسية بينهما، وذلك إعتباراً من تاريخ التوقيع على هذين البيانين وأنهما تؤكدان إلتزامهما بمبادئ عدم الإنحياز ومبادئ ومقاصد ميثاق الأمم المتحدة وأحكام القانون الدولي، ولاسيما  فيما يتعلق بتعزيز الأمن والسلم الدوليين، وإحترام سيادة وإستقلال الدول، وعدم التدخل في شؤونها الداخلية. وكذلك إتفقتا على إقامة علاقات دبلوماسية على مستوى السفراء وفقاً لأحكام إتفاقية ﭬيينا للعلاقات الدبلوماسية والموقعة في 18 أبريل 1961.


23 سبتمبر 2013، نيويورك

The United Nations Division for Palestinian Rights

The Division for Palestinian Rights was established by the UN General Assembly pursuant to resolution 32/40 B of 2 December 1977. The core functions of the Division are as follows:

  • Providing substantive support and secretariat services for the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People;
  • Assisting the Committee in the exercise of its mandate and the promotion and implementation of its commendations;
  • Planning, organizing and servicing the Committee’s programme of international meetings and conferences;
  • Maintaining liaison with civil society organizations which are active on the issue;
  • Organizing the annual commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People;
  • Preparing studies and publications relating to the question of Palestine and the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and promoting their widest possible dissemination, including in cooperation with the Department of Public Information;
  • Maintaining and developing the Web-based United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL).

United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) – State of Palestine

UNFPA is committed to offering support to the State of Palestine within the framework of the UN system’s efforts and in coordination with the international donor community. For more than twenty years of its work in Palestine, UNFPA contributed to the development of reproductive health strategies, upgraded the provision of services, contributed to building information systems and helped build the capacity of Palestine’s State institutions and civil society. Its programming achieves a good balance between long-term development and short-term humanitarian needs.

31 May 2013 – Israeli Settler Terror-Demolitions-Arrests

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Pursuant to my letter yesterday about the grave impact of Israel’s illegal settlement colonization campaign in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, I am compelled to further draw the international community’s attention to a series of illegal actions committed in the recent period by the occupying Power, and the extremist settlers it has illegally transferred to the Palestinian land, which are exacerbating already high-tensions and instability. [Read more…]

Report of the Committee on the Admission of New Members (S/2011/705)

Report of the Committee on the Admission of New Members concerning the application of Palestine for admission to membership in the United Nations


1.       At its 6624th meeting, on 28 September 2011, the Security Council had before it the application of Palestine for admission to membership in the United Nations (S/2011/592). In accordance with rule 59 of the provisional rules of procedure and in the absence of a proposal to the contrary, the President of the Council (Lebanon) referred the application to the Committee on the Admission of New Members for examination and report.

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