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Palestinian bid for upgraded UN status

BBC News Middle East

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President Abbas received a standing ovation when he delivered the Palestinian application for full member state status to the UN in September 2011

The Palestinians plan to ask the United Nations to upgrade their status to become a “non-member observer state” on 29 November 2012.
It follows a failed bid to join the international body as a full member state in 2011 because of a lack of support in the UN Security Council.
Here is a guide to what is likely to happen and its significance.