Israel/Palestine

  • 15 August 2014

    Briefing on Middle East Peace Process

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    On Monday (18 August), Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry will brief Security Council members on Israel-Palestine during the regular monthly briefing on the situation in the Middle East. Consultations will follow, during which members may...

  • Tomorrow morning (July 31), the Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and the recent attacks on UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) schools and UN designated shelters. Jordan requested...

  • At 12 am this morning (28 July), the Security Council held an urgent meeting to adopt its first formal outcome on the situation in Israel/Palestine—a presidential statement—since the onset of the latest outbreak of violence in Gaza. The presidential statement...

  • Tomorrow morning (22 July), the Security Council will hold its regular quarterly open debate on the situation in Israel/Palestine with Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry expected to brief. (Update: After this story was published, we...

  • This afternoon at 3 pm(18 July), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Security Council on the situation in Israel/Palestine. An urgent meeting was requested last night by Jordan, the Arab Group’s voice on the Council, in response...

  • Today (10 July) the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the situation in Israel/Palestine. The meeting was requested by the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Palestinian Rights Committee at...

  • July 2014

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    Special Coordinator Robert Serry will brief the Council during its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. Issues likely to be raised include the lack of a credible path toward a political solution, Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, East Jerusalem, Israeli settlement expansion, the disproportionate Israeli military response to the disappearance of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank and Palestinian prisoners in Israeli administrative detention.

  • On Monday (23 June), Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Council during its monthly consideration of the Middle East. His public comments will likely focus on the current crisis challenging the nascent Fatah-Hamas reconciliation and unity government...

  • Tomorrow (29 April), UN Special Coordinator Robert Serry will brief the Council during its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. His comments will likely focus on the collapse of peace talks between Israel and Palestine. Tomorrow also marks the...

  • April 2014

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    Special Coordinator Robert Serry is expected to brief the Council prior to its quarterly open debate on the Middle East. His comments will likely focus on the lack of any substantial agreement between Israel and Palestine as 29 April approaches, the deadline marking the end of the nine-month period that the parties committed to direct talks.

  • January 2014

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    The Secretary-General is expected to brief the Council prior to its quarterly open debate on the Middle East that will likely focus on the current direct talks between Israel and Palestine.

  • October 2013

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    In October the Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East featuring a briefing by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman. Discussions will likely focus on the current direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians, though they may also cover other developments in the region.

  • 16 September 2013

    Monthly Middle East Briefing

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    Tomorrow (17 September) Robert Serry, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, is scheduled to deliver the regular monthly briefing on the issue to the Security Council. The briefing, which will be followed by closed consultations, will...

  • 19 August 2013

    Middle East Briefing and Consultations

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    Tomorrow morning (20 August) the Council is scheduled to receive a regular monthly briefing on the situation in the Middle East by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernández-Taranco followed by consultations. The main focus of Fernández-Taranco’s briefing is expected...

  • July 2013

    Israel/Palestine

    Monthly Forecast

    In July the Council is expected to hold its quarterly open debate on the Middle East following a briefing by the Department of Political Affairs. Discussions will likely focus on the stalled Middle East peace process. The briefing will also likely cover recent events in Syria and Lebanon.