UNGA Resolution A/RES/73/5 - adopted on 16 October 2018—put this illusory “State of Palestine” centre stage for PUN’s 2019 New York season—recognising it as the Bloc’s public face in all matters brought before UNGA and at meetings of representatives of other major groups.
“We cannot support efforts by the Palestinians to enhance their status outside of direct negotiations. The United States does not recognize that there is a Palestinian state…Only U.N. member states should be entitled to speak and act on behalf of major groups of states at the United Nations.”“
Mr. Gutteres’ 12 minute speech contained this politically-charged statement:
“Palestine and its citizens have first-hand experience of some of the most challenging and dramatic global issues at force”
Regrettably the Secretary General failed to elaborate on where he believed “Palestine” is located, who he considers are its citizens, its capital, the area it controls and its current government.