International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
The date of 29 November is observed as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People since 1978. This date, which was chosen because of its meaning and significance to the Palestinian people, is based on the call by the United Nations General Assembly for an annual observance of the resolution on the partition of Palestine. What has become known as the Partition Plan or the Resolution 181 (II), intended to establish an Arab State and a Jewish State, and was adopted on 29 November 1947.
The International Day of Solidarity traditionally provides an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine remains unresolved and that the Palestinian people have yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined by the General Assembly, namely, the right to self-determination without external interference, the right to national independence and sovereignty, and the right to return to their homes and property, from which they have been displaced.
What UNESCO does for Development and Sustainable Peace in Palestine
Cultural creative industries in Bethlehem
Cultural creative industries are crucial to the economy and contribute to the safeguarding of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage in various ways. They also play a major role in the protection and promotion of local cultural expressions. Learn more about cultural creative industries in Bethlehem, and how UNESCO is supporting to preserve and promote them.
TVET is changing lives in Palestine
UNESCO believes that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has the power to increase employment, especially amongst youth, promote equity and gender equality, and facilitate a just transition to green economies and sustainable societies. See how TVET changed Hala's life, as she became a pastry chef in Ramallah.