Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) was founded in 1975 by Resolution Resolution 3376 of the United Nations General Assembly in order to formulate a programme to enable the Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, to national independence and sovereignty, and the right of Palestine refugees to return.
In recent years the General Assembly has requested the Committee to monitor the situation relating to the question of Palestine and make recommendations to the General Assembly, the Security Council and the Secretary-General. The Committee continues to advocate the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, promote a just and peaceful settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and mobilize assistance to the Palestinians. It strongly supports the objective of two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side within secure and recognized borders. The Committee convenes international meetings and conferences in various regions of the world, bringing together representatives of Governments, intergovernmental and civil society organizations, United Nations system entities, academics, the media and others.
As the mandate for the Committee expanded, the UN established the Division for Palestinian Rights (UNDPR) as its secretariat. The Bureau consists of the Chairman of the Committee, five Vice-Chairs and the Rapporteur.
In conjunction with the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat, the Committee organizes commemorative activities for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People held on 29 November each year. The international day commemorates the adoption of General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) in 1947, which advocated for the partition of Palestine into two States: one Arab and one Jewish.
Members of the committee, and observers
The CEIRPP is composed of 26 Member and 24 Observer States. The Member state are Afghanistan, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, Cyprus, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.
The observers at the Committee meetings are Algeria, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, the Syrian Arab Republic, the United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam and Yemen, as well as the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and State of Palestine.
- Israel, Palestine, and the United Nations
- Palestinian people
- Palestinian refugee
- Israeli–Palestinian conflict
- Division for Palestinian Rights. "Information Note". United Nations. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- General Assembly. "Question of Palestine (A/RES/3376)". United Nations. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
- UNISPAL. "Report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People". United Nations. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, UN webpage
- UN: Only Clear Political Resolve by Israeli, Palestinian leadership would restart peace process, Secretary-General tells Palestinian Rights Committee