UN Documents for Middle East, including the Palestinian Question

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
23 December 2016 S/RES/2334 This was a resolution that condemned Israeli settlements and was adopted with 14 votes in favour and a US abstention.
8 January 2009 S/RES/1860 This resolution called for an immediate, durable and fully respected ceasefire leading to the full withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza.
16 December 2008 S/RES/1850 This resolution declared Council support for the Annapolis peace process and its commitment to the irreversibility of bilateral negotiations.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
28 July 2014 S/PRST/2014/13 This presidential statement among other things, called for respect of international humanitarian law; expressed support for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire into the Eid al-Fitr period and beyond; called on parties to engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire; emphasised that civilian and humanitarian facilities be respected and protected; and called for the full implementation of resolution 1860.
26 September 2012 S/PRST/2012/20 Welcomed the intensifying cooperation between the UN and the Arab League, reiterated the Council's commitment to comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace and welcomed the appointment of the Joint Special Representative for Syria.
1 June 2010 S/PRST/2010/9 This presidential statement called for an impartial investigation into the Gaza flotilla incident and stressed that the situation in Gaza was not sustainable.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
16 December 2020 S/2020/1234 This report was on the implementation of resolution 2334.
18 June 2020 S/2020/555 One of the reports on the implementation of resolution 2334.
12 December 2019 S/2019/938 This was the third written Secretary-General's report on the implementation of resolution 2334, relating to Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
28 January 2021 S/2021/91 This was a record of the quarterly debate on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question”.
28 August 2020 S/2020/837 During the meeting, Russia raised the question to the Council’s president (Indonesia) on how the presidency will proceed with the US decision to trigger a snapback provision under resolution 2231. Ambassador Djani (Indonesia) responded that given the lack of consensus among Council members the presidency could not take further action on this issue.
20 May 2020 S/2020/430 This was a record of the open VTC on “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question” on 20 May.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
27 May 2021 S/PV.8782 This was a briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.
24 February 2020 S/PV.8730 This was the Council's regularly scheduled briefing.
11 February 2020 S/PV.8717 The Council held a briefing to discuss Israel and Palestine with the attendance of Secretary-General António Guterres, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon, and UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
22 May 2021 SC/14527 This was a press statement in which Council members welcomed the 20 May ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas after an 11-day round of hostilities.
8 January 2017 SC/12670 This statement condemned the terrorist attack in Jerusalem in which four Israelis were killed and 15 injured.
17 September 2015 SC/12052 This was a press statement that expressed grave concern regarding escalating tensions in Jerusalem, including clashes in and around the Haram al-Sharif compound, and called for upholding the compound’s historic status quo.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
21 December 2017 A/RES/ES-10/19 This was a resolution on the status of Jerusalem, adopted during the tenth emergency special session of the General Assembly with 128 votes in favour, 9 votes against, 35 abstentions and 21 absences.
23 October 2017 A/72/556 This was the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.
10 September 2015 A/RES/69/320 This was a General Assembly resolution allowing the flags of non-member observer states to fly at UN headquarters in New York.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
18 May 2018 A/HRC/RES/S-28/1 This was a Human Rights Council resolution condemning the use of force by Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians and established an independent international commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged violations and abuses in the context of the military assaults on the large-scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018.
19 March 2018 A/HRC/37/41 This was a report on accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, presented at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council.
15 March 2018 A/HRC/37/75 This was the report of the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, presented at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council.
Selected Other Documents View All
1 June 2018 S/2018/520 This was the US draft resolution that received only one vote.
1 June 2018 S/2018/516 This was the Kuwaiti draft resolution vetoed by the US.
18 December 2017 S/2017/1060 This was a draft resolution tabled by Egypt on the status of Jerusalem that received 14 affirmative votes but was vetoed by the US.