Tag Archives: Palestinians

12 February 2015

UN Deputy Secretary-General: ‘Together with the Israelis and the Palestinians, the international community holds the responsibility for what has been a collective failure to advance a political solution’

The resolution of the long-standing Israel-Palestine conflict is ‘clearly a serious matter’ for international peace and security, particularly during a time when the entire Middle East is threatened with terrorism and violent extremism, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | After ‘grim’ 2014, UN urges renewed push for Middle East peace
Source: United Nations | Deputy Secretary-General: Statements | Deputy Secretary-General's remarks, on behalf of the Secretary-General, at the opening of the 2015 Session of the Committee on the exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People | New York, 10 February 2015

22 September 2014

High Commissioner for Human Rights: Greek, Maltese and Italian authorities must share information with Egypt concerning smugglers who allegedly killed hundreds of people

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urged Egypt and other North African and European states to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in the ‘truly horrendous incident’ which may amount to ‘mass murder’ on 10 September 2014 in the Mediterranean. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Sinking of Mediterranean migrant boat amounts to ‘mass murder’ – UN rights chief
Source: Reuters | As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean