The Palestinian Liberation Organization represents the People of the State of Palestine with UN Charter, Chapter XII., Article 85, UN Organ Administrator passing an Article 84 Resolution of November 22nd, 1974 UNGA 3236.
The United Nations General Assembly acting under Chapter IV., Article 10 "scope and powers" passed November 22nd, 1974, UNGA 3237 Resolution granting the Palestinian Liberation Organization Observer Status at the United Nations.
The United Nations General Assembly acting, once again, under Chapter IV., Article 10 "scope and powers" passed December 4th, 2012, A/RES/67/19 Archived December 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. granting the ph 5 UNGA 181 State of Palestine Observer Status at United Nations.
The Palestinian Authority President is not synonymous with A/RES/67/19 State of Palestine President: Acting President is the ph 16 referenced PLO Executive Committee of PLO Chairman
On 22 August 2015, Mahmoud Abbas announced his resignation as member and Chairman of the Executive Committee. Yet, his resignation had to be approved by the Palestinian National Council (PNC), the parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which also includes members from the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). A convention of the PNC was announced for 15 September.