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UN / MIDDLE EAST

Addressing the Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "nothing could have prepared me for what I witnessed in Gaza." Ban said that he saw "mile after mile of wholesale destruction" and heard "heart-wrenching accounts of suffering and pain" from survivors of an attack on a UN run school. He urged the international community "to move [...]

21 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SPORTS FOR PEACE PALESTINE

Speaking at a General Assembly debate on Sport for Development and Peace, the Israeli representative recalled the terrorist attack that killed 11 Israelis during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and said that today "Israeli athletes still have to contend with discrimination." The Palestinian representative said  "Israel has broken all records when it comes to human [...]

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / BAN

UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon visited Gaza on his tour of the region to jump start the reconstruction and recovery effort of the war ravaged coastal territory Ban said that the level of destruction he has seen now is beyond description and a source of shame to the international community. UNRWA

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / ISRAEL WRAP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the General Assembly (GA) not to be "fooled by Iran's manipulative charm offensive," which he said was "designed for one purpose and for one purpose only, to lift the sanctions and remove the obstacles to Iran's path to the bomb." UNIFEED-UNTV

29 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / PALESTINE ABBAS

Addressing the General Assembly  the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas noted that he had embarked on a recently launched round of negotiations in good faith and with an open mind, strongly determined to reach a peace accord within nine months. UNIFEED – UNTV

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / OBAMA

US President Barack Obama in his speech to the General Assembly said that small terrorist  groups  like ISIS can do “great harm.” He said "no god condones this terror. No grievance justifies these actions” and “the only language understood by killers like these is the language of force." UNIFEED – UNTV

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINE AHLC PRESSER

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the “conservative” estimate cost for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip is $3.7 billion. At a press conference at UN Headquarters, he also said that the only way of keeping the government of national unity with Hamas is that “they have to come around to our line of thinking, [...]

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / PALESTINE

Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende said "Gaza cannot be pacified or dealt with in isolation from the other constituent parts of the prospective Palestinian State,” adding in “the State building project will never come and be a reality without the reintegration of Gaza and the West Bank politically, economically and ultimately in terms of security." UNIFEED-UNTV

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / MIDDLE EAST

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry said his office has brokered a trilateral agreement between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations to enable the reconstruction in Gaza strip, involving the private sector in Gaza and giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / SCHOOL OPENING

UN schools in Gaza opened their doors to some 240,000 children after being used as shelters during the 50-day conflict.  The UN agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) is rolling out an innovative three-phase approach and 7,800 UNRWA teachers have been trained to offer new methods of teaching. UNRWA    

15 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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