Tag Archives: Palestine

Security Council discusses situation in Middle East

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. 23 July 2013 United Nations, New YorkIntense diplomatic activity to rekindle the peace process and achieve a two-State solution had reached a “decisive point” as Israelis and Palestinians had agreed, in principle, to return to the negotiating table, said the top United Nations Middle East official today during an open debate of the Security Council. Continue reading

Efforts to resume Israeli-Palestinian peace talks welcomed

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry at a joint press conference (February 2013). UN Photo/Mark GartenSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the efforts of United States Secretary of State John Kerry to resume negotiations in the Middle East peace process. “The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by US Secretary of State Kerry today in Amman, Jordan, that the basis has been established to resume talks between Israelis and Palestinians,” Continue reading

‘Arab Idol’ winner Mohammad Assaf, first youth envoy for Palestine refugees

UNRWA Spokesperson Sami M’shasha (left) congratulates the winner of Arab Idol, Mohammad Assaf, on his appointment as UNRWA’s first ever Regional Youth Ambassador for Palestine Refugees. Photo: UNRWAMohammad Assaf – a resident of a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and the first Palestinian to win the singing contest “Arab Idol” – has been named a regional youth ambassador by the United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East. The head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees Continue reading

UN welcomes appointment of new Prime Minister in Palestine as continued restrictions thwart economic growth

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority, who has been succeeded by Rami Hamdallah. UN Photo/Evan SchneiderSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Rami Hamdallah on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of Palestine and welcomed the formation of a new sworn-in Cabinet. In a statement on behalf of his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban wished Mr. Hamdallah success in his critical work ahead. Continue reading