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International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) calls on the international community to transform the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people into action to protect human rights and defenders.

On 29 November every year, the world marks the International Day of Solidarity with the people of Palestine. In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of this day under resolution 32/40 B.

The people of Palestine need more than our solidarity. The need for decisive action by the international community and the United Nations has never been more crucial. The closure of civic spaces is only one symptom of how oppressive regimes attempt to maintain their power.

In response to the call, in September, SALC and over 120 civil society organisations from across Africa signed a statement calling for the international community to end the suffering of the people of Palestine and Myanmar.

Today, SALC has written to the United Nations Secretary-General and the Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, seeking them to transform this day into action.

Find the letters below:

Letter to Secretary General

Letter to Special Rapporteur