Delegates welcomed the recent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and urged stakeholders to use the agreement as an opportunity to reopen dialogue and address the root causes of the conflict, as the General Assembly wrapped up its special debate on the situation in the Middle East this morning.
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Zhang Jun (China):
The current volatile moment in the Israel-Palestine conflict must be used to mobilize political will and ensure accountability for Israel’s violations, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People heard today amid calls for a ceasefire in the region.
The new Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, paid a courtesy call to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
The new Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, presented his credentials to the Secretariat today.