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The United Nations and Palestine

The United Nations and Palestine

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 (All day)

Behind the headlines, the politics, and the conflict are the Palestinian people.

On this November day, we celebrate the UN Declaration of Nov. 29 as a Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Yashar Vasef, Iowa UNA Executive Director, will discuss the work of the United Nations in supporting the Palestinian people both inside and outside Palestine.

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) provides education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, and microfinance to 5,000,000 Palestinians refugees scattered in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

Yashar will share a little of their story, how UNRWA helps, and what the United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People means.

Join us as we celebrate the Palestinian people.

Gifts made by Palestinian artisans and Zatoun Palestinian fair trade- organic olive will be available for purchase from Pal Craftaid and AFSC.

Sponsors: AFSC Middle East Peace Education Project (MEPEP), Middle East Peace and Prosperity Alliance (MEPPA).

Location

Drake University, Pomerantz Stage
29th and University Olsted Center
Des Moines , IA