Palestinian Rights Committee Calls upon Security Council to Ensure Elections Take Place in Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

29 Apr

On 28 April, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People urged the Security Council to intervene immediately to ensure that Israel ceases its interference in the preparation and holding of democratic Palestinian elections throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

Secretary-General Appoints Leonid Frolov of Russian Federation Executive Director, Office of United Nations Register of Damage

23 Apr

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Leonid Frolov of the Russian Federation as Executive Director of the Office of the United Nations Register of Damage caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in compliance with the provisions of General Assembly resolution A/RES/ES-10/17 (2007). 

Upcoming Israeli, Palestian Elections Could Pave Way to Restoring Legitimate Political Horizon in Middle East, Top Official Tells Security Council

26 Feb

Upcoming elections, currently being organized by both Israelis and Palestinians and slated to be held in 2021, will help to clear a crucial path towards restoring a legitimate political horizon in the Middle East, the senior United Nations official responsible for the peace process told the Security Council during a videoconference meeting today.

Unilateral Actions Could Jeopardize Resumption of Peace Talks, Secretary-General Warns, as Palestinian Rights Committee Holds First 2021 Meeting

4 Feb

The unresolved question of Palestine underlines the continuing importance of the Palestinian Rights Committee, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, during that body’s first formal meeting of 2021, warning that unliteral actions jeopardize the possibility of restarting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Secretary-General Appoints Tor Wennesland of Norway United Nations Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process

21 Dec

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Tor Wennesland of Norway as his new Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority.

Top Official on Middle East Peace Process Spotlights Continued Violence, Settlement Activities in Briefing to Security Council

21 Dec

The United Nations official on Middle East peace updated the Security Council today on developments in the region, highlighting continued violence, including against civilians and children, as well as Israel’s ongoing settlement-related activity in the occupied West Bank.