With its current status in the United Nations, Palestine can__:
1. participate in a Security Council debates without voting rights
2. participate in a General Assembly debate with voting rights
Which among the above statements is/ are right?

Answer: [A] Only 1

UNGA has granted PLO “observer status”.  It has been allowed to participate in a Security Council debate without voting rights, a privilege usually restricted to UN member states. On 7 July 1998, this status was extended to allow participation in General Assembly debates, though not in voting.

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