UN Documents for Middle East, including the Palestinian Question: Security Council Letters

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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.
5 May 2020 S/2020/341 This was a letter transmitting the briefing of Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov during an open VTC on 23 April.
21 December 2018 S/2018/1150 This was a letter from 13 members of the Council, including outgoing and incoming elected members, reiterating the request that the Secretary-General’s quarterly report on Israel/Palestine be provided in written form, rather than orally.
12 November 2018 S/2018/1012 This letter was from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the Security Council about a recent series of attacks by Hamas.
26 October 2018 S/2018/957 This was a letter to the Council from western European members, protesting the Israeli ambassador's insults thrown in Hebrew at an Israeli human rights activist speaker during the 18 October open debate on the Middle East.
4 June 2018 S/2018/524 This was the transmission of Russia’s concept note for its debate on the Middle East and North Africa held 25 June 2018.
14 May 2018 S/2018/454 This was a letter from 10 members of the Council requesting the Secretary-General's quarterly report on Israel/Palestine to be provided in written form, rather than orally.
10 April 2017 S/2017/305 This was the concept note for the Council's quarterly open debate on the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, on 20 April 2017.
7 July 2016 S/2016/595 This was a letter transmitting the 1 July report of the Quartet on the Middle East.
21 October 2015 S/2015/809 This was a letter from the Secretary-General, which contained a summary of a 2014 review by the Secretariat of a number of historical precedents for the administration of territory by the League of Nations and the UN.
27 April 2015 S/2015/286 This was a letter from the Secretary-General that transmitted a summary of the findings of the UN Board of Inquiry into a number of incidents that occurred in Gaza and southern Israel between 8 July and 26 August 2014, affecting or involving UN personnel, premises and operations.
25 August 2014 S/2014/621 This was a letter from Palestine reminding member states of their obligations to investigate and prosecute humanitarian law violations, including those committed by their nationals serving in Israeli forces.
14 July 2014 S/2014/514 This was a letter from Abbas requesting that “the territory of the State of Palestine be placed under an international protection system’’ by the UN.