"Let us, on this International Day, reaffirm our commitment to translating ‎solidarity into positive action. The international community must help steer the situation ‎towards a historic peace agreement. ‎ " n 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II))

In resolution 60/37 of 1 December 2005, the Assembly requested the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and the Division for Palestinian Rights, as part of the observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 29 November, to continue to organize an annual exhibit on Palestinian rights or a cultural event in cooperation with the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the UN.

The observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People also encouraged Member States to continue to give the widest support and publicity to the observance of the Day of Solidarity.

In his message on the occasion of this day, the UN Secretary-General said: "The establishment of a ‎Palestinian State, living in peace next to a secure Israel, is long overdue.‎The need to resolve this conflict has taken on greater urgency with the historic ‎transformations taking place across the region. I call on the Israeli and Palestinian ‎leadership to show courage and determination to seek an agreement for a two-State ‎solution that can open up a brighter future for Palestinian and Israeli children. Such a ‎solution must end the occupation that began in 1967, and meet legitimate security ‎concerns".

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General said: "The decision taken by UNESCO Member States during the 36th Session of the General Conference to admit Palestine to the Organization strengthens UNESCO’s resolve to deepen international cooperation in all of our areas of competence. Quality education, support to culture, promotion of freedom of expression are essential conditions for a better future for all peoples in the region. This is our message on the occasion of the 2011 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which we will celebrate through the arts and culture at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris".

On 7 December 2012 Olivier Adam took part at the event, organised by the Palestinian Embassy to Ukraine where he delivered a Secretary-General`s message.