UN discussed PA statehood bid 15Sep11 September 15, 2011

Press TV  -  14 September 2011
World diplomats returned to UN Headquarters in New York for the opening of the 66th General Assembly on Tuesday.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke of his hero — Dag Hammerskjold the UN’s second Secretary General — as a man who valued equality among all countries.

Judging by Ban’s comment Hammarskjold might have championed the cause of Palestine — which will bid for membership in just a matter of days.

The new session is presided over by Nassir Abdulazziz Al-Nasser of Qatar a familiar face from his years in New York as Qatar’s permanent representative.

On Palestine’s bid the new General Assembly President says he hasn’t heard anything yet.

Al Nasser added that he’d had no talks on the subject with diplomats from other states including the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine.

If Palestine chooses to bid for non-member observer state status through the General Assembly it will have whichever privileges are written into its General Assembly resolution.

Other sources say that the improvement in stature Palestine enjoys from the passage of a General Assembly resolution will be directly down to the language of that resolution. Al-Nasser says the theme for this General Assembly session will be “mediation.”

He also says he wants to emphasize peaceful settlements of disputes and reform of bodies such as the Security Council a subject that frustrated his predecessor Joseph Deiss of Switzerland.

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