UNGA Session Begins to Vote on Draft Resolution for Palestine’s Membership

New York, May 10 (QNA) – The UN General Assembly (UNGA) convened again on Friday for an emergency special session on the right of the State of Palestine to have a full membership in the United Nations system, in addition to promoting its standing like the rest countries of the world.

Addressing the session, President of the UNGA Dennis Francis said for long decades the situation in the Middle East has been the first crisis to be addressed by the UN, and since then the peace in the region has become elusive, especially for the Palestinian people.

He added that this condition is continuing today and rapidly worsening in a frightening pace, resulting in killing countless innocent victims and dragging the entire region into a verge of crisis and has become an untenable situation that is deteriorating “at an alarming speed”.

“I therefore call upon the membership to purposely assess the situation before us, with nothing else in mind but a commitment to peace as our utmost ambition,” he said.

He called upon the parties to the conflict, supported by nations with leverage, to urgently come to an agreement on a ceasefire to end the suffering of countless people and secure the release of all hostages.

“We must believe in the essential goodness of others”, he concluded, and in the understanding that no problem of human relations is insoluble”, calling on them to help bring lasting peace, save lives, and end the violence. (QNA)