United Nations General Assembly observers
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The United Nations General Assembly may grant observer status to an international organization, entity or non-member state, which entitles the entity to participate in the work of the United Nations General Assembly, though with limitations.wikipedia
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The change followed an application by Palestine for full UN membership in 2011 as part of the Palestine 194 campaign, to provide additional leverage to the Palestinians in their dealings with Israel.
With the failure to achieve a U.N. Security Council vote for membership, in September 2012, the Palestinian Authority submitted a draft General Assembly resolution to accord non-member observer state status to Palestine, which the General Assembly passed on 29 November 2012.
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United Nations General Assembly resolution 67/19 is a resolution upgrading Palestine to non-member observer state status in the United Nations General Assembly.
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The United Nations General Assembly may grant observer status to an international organization, entity or non-member state, which entitles the entity to participate in the work of the United Nations General Assembly, though with limitations.
Further, the United Nations General Assembly may grant observer status to an international organization or entity, which entitles the entity to participate in the work of the United Nations General Assembly, though with limitations.
, there are two permanent non-member observer states in the General Assembly of the United Nations: the Holy See and Palestine.
The State of Palestine is recognized by 137 UN members and since 2012 has a status of a non-member observer state in the United Nations – which implies recognition of statehood.
Foreign relations of PalestineForeign relations of the Palestine Liberation Organizationforeign relations
By Resolution 3237 on the same date, the PLO was granted non-State observer status at the United Nations.
The PA was legally separate from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which continues to enjoy international recognition as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, representing them at the United Nations under the name "Palestine".
PLOPalestinian Liberation OrganizationPalestine Liberation Organisation
By September 2012, with their application for full membership stalled due to the inability of Security Council members to 'make a unanimous recommendation', the PLO had decided to pursue an upgrade in status from "observer entity" to "non-member observer state".
specialized agencyspecialized agenciesUnited Nations specialised agency
Non-member states, which are members of one or more specialized agencies, can apply for the status of permanent observer state.
VaticanVatican City Statethe Vatican
The Holy See, which is distinct from Vatican City State, has permanent observer status with all the rights of a full member except for a vote in the UN General Assembly.
CSTOCollective Security Treaty OrganisationCST
The CSTO is an observer organization at the United Nations General Assembly.
Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral TribunalSecretariatCommonwealth
The Secretariat has observer status in the United Nations General Assembly.
European Organization for Nuclear ResearchEuropean Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)European Laboratory for Particle Physics
CERN is an official United Nations Observer.
Energy CharterEuropean Energy CharterEnergy Charter Conference
Article 33 of the treaty establishes the Energy Charter Conference, which is the governing and decision-making body of the Organisation and has United Nations General Assembly observers status in the resolution 62/75 adopted by the General Assembly on 6 December 2007.
ASEANASEAN Regional ForumAssociation of South East Asian Nations
In 2006, ASEAN was given observer status at the United Nations General Assembly.
The General Assembly may determine what privileges it grants with the observer status, beyond those laid down in a 1986 Conference on treaties between Sates and International Organizations.
In November 2012, the status of Palestinian delegation in the United Nations was upgraded to non-member observer state as the State of Palestine.
International Development Law InstituteIDLOAgreement for the Establishment of the International Development Law Institute (IDLO) (Rome, 5 February 1988)
IDLO is headquartered in Rome, Italy and has a branch office in The Hague and is one of a number of entities that are United Nations General Assembly observers.
On 29 November 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 67/19 upgrading Palestine to non-member observer state status in the United Nations.
International IDEAIDEAInstitute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
International IDEA is an official United Nations Observer.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentOrganisation for European Economic Co-operationOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD is an official United Nations observer.
international seabedISAInternational Seabed Authority (ISA)
The Authority obtained its observer status to the United Nations in October 1996.
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Pacific ForumSouth Pacific ForumPacific Island Forum
It is an United Nations General Assembly observer.
ChinaChina in the United NationsChina's seat
A number of options were considered, including seeking membership in the specialized agencies, applying for observer status, applying for full membership, or having resolution 2758 revoked to reclaim the seat of China in the UN.
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)GGGI
In December 2013, GGGI was granted Observer Status by the United Nations General Assembly.