Palestinians need recognition from only 18 more countries at the United Nations General Assembly this September before they have the 2/3 majority necessary for admission to the international body as an official members.
We are taking destiny in our hands, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki told Al Jazeera reporters on Tuesday.
But according to the United Nations Charter, a member state needs the support of at least nine members of the Security Council.
Last month, US President Barack Obama said that the movement for Palestinian statehood would be unsuccessful, hinting at a potential veto of any potential resolution.
Although the United States is not expected to accept Palestine's request for statehood, it is expected that Lebanon and Nigeria will.
It was a United Nations resolution that resulted in the creation of the state of Israel in what was previously Palestinian land in 1948.
Palestine's foreign minister indicated to reporters that Palestinian youth will more than likely take to the streets in protest in the lead up to the September vote.