Wednesday, September 30, 2015

India votes to raise Palestine, Vatican flags at UN

  • India was among 119 nations that voted in support of a UN General Assembly resolution granting the right to non-member observer States of Palestine.
  • Vatican to raise their flags at the world body’s headquarters along side the flags of UN member nations.
  • A vote of 119 in favour to 8 against(Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Tuvalu and the US), with 45 delegations abstaining.
  • Palestine – observer state in 2012 and  Vatican – non-member observer state since 1964.

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