Category: Israel/Palestine

UN General Assembly presses Security Council to give ‘favourable consideration’ to full Palestinian membership

UN Photo/Manuel Elías | Results of the General Assembly’s vote on the resolution on the status of the Observer State of Palestine. The UN General Assembly convened again in New York on Friday for an emergency special session on the Gaza crisis and overwhelmingly passed a resolution which upgrades Palestine’s rights at the world body […]

Gaza: Security Council passes resolution demanding ‘an immediate ceasefire’ during Ramadan

The UN Security Council on Monday passed a resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire for the month of Ramadan, the immediate and unconditional release of hostages and “the urgent need to expand the flow” of aid into Gaza. There were 14 votes in favour with the United States abstaining. HIGHLIGHTS 12:15 PM This is a first […]

Official Statement by Secretary-General on UNRWA

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday appointed an independent panel to conduct an assessment of the UN agency that assists Palestine refugees, UNRWA, following accusations that several staff were involved in the 7 October attacks against Israel. Full news article can be found here Statment by Antonio Guterres The Secretary-General, in consultation with UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini, […]

Gaza crisis: Back two-State solution urges UN chief, ‘once and for all’

Play video © UNRWA/Ashraf Amra | Palestinians flee northern Gaza. 17 January 2024 Unremitting conflict in Gaza has already sparked regional insecurity and is clear evidence that the international community needs to throw its weight behind a two-State solution in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to resolve the enduring crisis “once and for all”, UN Secretary-General António […]

Guterres urges Security Council to act over Israel-Palestine crisis as threat to international peace and security

© UNRWA/Ashraf Amra | People search for their belongings in the rubble in the Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza. 6 December 2023 Invoking a rarely used article of the UN Charter, Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday called on the Security Council to “press to avert a humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza and unite in a call for […]