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May 10, 2012 7:50 am

Palestinian Authority Seeks Statehood Status at UN Brazil Conference

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – As part of its continuing efforts to gain international recognition as a state, the Palestinian Authority is requesting to take part in the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) scheduled to take place in Brazil in June, Army Radio reported on Thursday.

The PA vowed to seek membership in various UN agencies after its bid for recognition as a state, presented to the Security Council in September, stalled.

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