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Palestine prepares to join more international organizations

June 12, 2014 1:56 A.M. (Updated: June 14, 2014 12:47 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – A Palestinian ministerial committee tasked to examine how to join international conventions is scheduled to convene by the end of June in Ramallah to study submitting letters of accession to more multilateral international treaties.

Palestinian diplomats told Ma’an on Wednesday that the committee would meet June 25-27 to review more letters of accession. The committee is headed by Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki. Senior PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat and Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour are members of the committee.

According to the sources, the Palestinian leadership intends to join some 500 more international conventions and organizations.

“Every day new international treaties emerge, such as the Arms Trade Treaty, and all Palestine needs to join them is a letter of accession signed by President (Mahmoud) Abbas to the UN Secretary General,” a diplomat told Ma’an.

Palestine voted Tuesday, for the first time, as a member state in elections of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Special Needs, a sub-committee of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Special Needs.

The State of Palestine will also participate by the end of June in an international conference on women’s rights.

Ma'an News Agency
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