The proposal received 143 votes in favor, nine against and 25 abstentions.

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday approved with 143 votes in favor a resolution that urges the Security Council to address the full membership of Palestine and grants significant changes to its current status.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and his Brazilian counterpart Lula da Silva

The Government of Brazil proposed to assist Portugal in compensating for damages caused by slavery after the latter recognized its responsibility for crimes committed during the colonial era, such as the trafficking of African slaves, massacres of indigenous nationals, and looted goods.