Palestine wants full membership of the United Nations in April

Last Updated on April 2, 2024 11:09 am

The meeting of the Security Council is going to be held again in April itself. Palestine has said that it will demand full membership of the United Nations in this upcoming meeting.

On Monday, Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour demanded a Security Council vote this month to seek full UN membership. He announced the plan amid Israel’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip and an increase in the rate of illegal Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.

Mansoor told the media that the Security Council can take a decision on the Middle East in a ministerial meeting on April 18. However, the polling date has not been finalized yet.

He said that in 2011, Palestine applied for full membership of the United Nations. That application is still pending. Because the Security Council has never held a vote. We will appeal for a vote in the Security Council this month.

In the midst of the ongoing war to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the issue of bi-state reconciliation is again being discussed. The essence of the two-state solution is that two independent states, Israel and Palestine, will live side by side.

A country must be approved by the Security Council to become a full member of the United Nations. If the Security Council gives clearance, the matter will be raised in the United Nations General Assembly. Only if at least two-thirds of the 193-member council votes, that country can enter the United Nations. However, Israel’s main ally, the United States, can veto it at any stage.

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