The Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey D. Feltman, told the Security Council today that as the situation inside Syria continues to deteriorate, it was vital to preserve regional stability and said that "advancing the Middle East Peace Process remains central to ensuring that the region is not at a further risk of destabilization."
United Nations Political Affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman voiced his concern after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel, breaching the ceasefire reached last November, and called for urgently resuming negotiations aimed at breaking the impasse in theMiddle Eastpeace process. UNTV
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the swift resumption of negotiations toward a two-State solution to the Middle East conflict, citing Israeli settlements and delays in Palestinian reconciliation among obstacles to be overcome. UNTV
Richard Serry, the UN's Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council today (23 January) reconciliation and negotiations remain between Hamas and Fatah are essential for achieving the two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. UNTV
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (14 January) said Israel's plans to building 3,000 housing units east of Jerusalem are illegal under international law, and the project should be dropped. UNTV
The General Assembly today voted to grant Palestine non member observer State status at the United Nations, with 138 for, 9 against, and 41 abstentions. UNTV