11 February 2002
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
[on the report of the Third Committee (A/56/582)]
56/142. The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination
The General Assembly,
Aware that the development of friendly relations among nations, based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, is among the purposes and principles of the United Nations, as defined in the Charter,
Recalling the International Covenants on Human Rights, Resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex. the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Resolution 217 A (III). the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples Resolution 1514 (XV). and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action adopted at the World Conference on Human Rights on 25 June 1993, A/CONF.157/24 (Part I), chap. III.
Recalling also the Declaration on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations, See resolution 50/6.
Recalling further the United Nations Millennium Declaration, See resolution 55/2.
Expressing hope for an immediate resumption of negotiations within the Middle East peace process on its agreed basis and for the speedy achievement of a final settlement between the Palestinian and Israeli sides,
Affirming the right of all States in the region to live in peace within secure and internationally recognized borders,
1. Reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the right to their independent State;
2. Expresses the hope that the Palestinian people will soon be exercising their right to self-determination, which is not subject to any veto, in the current peace process;
3. Urges all States and the specialized agencies and the organizations of the United Nations system to continue to support and assist the Palestinian people in their quest for self-determination.
88th plenary meeting
19 December 2001