Palestine & The U.N.

November Headlines:

July-August 2002 ( Volume 7, Issue 6)

U.N. Secretary-General Issues Report on Jenin and other Palestinian Cities

Resolution ES-10/11 (5 August 2002)

President Bushís Speech on Palestine

U.N. African Meeting on Inalienable Rights of Palestinian People Held in Morocco

Mid-June 2002 (Volume 7, Issue 6)

Israeli Military Assault Continues and Sharon Reiterates His Rejection of Final Settlement

Secretary-General Prepares His Report on Recent Events in Jenin and other Palestinian Cities

NAM Ministerial Delegation Makes Solidarity Visit to Palestine

Declaration of the Non-Aligned Movement Committee on Palestine

Mid-May 2002 (Volume 7, Issue 5):

10th Emergency Special Session Resumes and General Assembly Requests Secretary-General to report on Jenin and other Palestinian Cities

10th Emergency Special Session Resolution 10/10 Adopted

U.N. Convenes Special Session on Children

Secretary-General Disbands Fact-Finding Team to Jenin Refugee Camp

Security Council Resolution 1405 (2002)

Mid-April 2002 (Volume 7, Issue 4):

Security Council Adopts Resolution 1397

Secretary-Generalís Statement to the U.N. Security Council on 12 March

Security Council Resolution 1397 (2002)

Mid-March 2002(Volume 7, Issue 3):

Security Council Adopts Resolution 1397

Secretary-Generalís Statement to the U.N. Security Council on 12 March

Security Council Resolution 1397 (2002)

News Highlights

Mid-February 2002 (Volume7, Issue 2):

U.N. General Assembly 56th Session: Result of the Vote

Voting Results

CEIRPP Convenes First Meeting of 2002: Focus on Situation in OPT

No Comprehensive Convention on International TerrorismÖ Yet

Mid-January 2002 (Volume 7, Issue 1):

US casts 2nd Veto and 10th ESS of General Assembly

Resolution ES-10-8 (20 December 2001)

Resolution ES-10-9 (20 December 2001)

2001: Year in Review

Mid-December 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 11)

Sharon is Killing Chances for Peace

56th Session Adopts Strong Package of Palestinian Resolutions

High Contracting Parties to the 4th Geneva Convention Unanimously Adopt Declaration Regarding the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Holiday Greeting from Palestine & the UN

Mid-November 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 10):

President Arafat Addresses the 56th Session of the General Assembly

President Bush Endorses Israel-Palestine Vision, But Does Not Meet With President Arafat

NAM Ministerial Meeting Adopts Special Declaration on Palestine

Security Council Again Fails to Take Action on Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Mid-October 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 9):

The Terrorist Attacks of 11 September 2001

Despite All, Israel Maintains Negative Attitude

The Palestinian People Mark the One-Year Anniversary of the Al-Aqsa Intifada

The United Nations and Secretary-General Kofi Annan Share the Nobel Peace Prize

Mid-September 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 8)

The World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance Convenes -Imperfect Documents Represent an Achievement

The Security Council Meets, With No Action Taken, on the Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Draft Resolution Presented by Palestine

United Nations Special Coordinator in the Occupied Territories

Palestine and the UN Expresses its Deepest Condolences

Mid-July 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 7):

Sharon Tries to Escape Implementation of the Mitchell Report, U.S. Still Hesitant

In the Presence of President Castro, 10,000 Cubans Express Solidarity with the Palestinian People

U.N. Secretary-General Visits the Middle East

Kofi Annan Reappointed as U.N. Secretary-General

U.N. Secretary-General Condemns Israeli policy of "Targeted Assassinations

Highlights

Mid-June 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 6):

The Mitchell Report and Israeli Maneuvers

UNICEF & the Palestinian Child

The 25th Special Session of the General Assembly on Human Settlements (Habitat II) Convenes

Mid-May 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 5):

NAM Committee on Palestine Meeting

Fact-Finding Committee Report

Commission on Human Rights Resolutions

Update on Swiss Efforts

Mid-April 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 4):

U.S. Thwarts Security Council Efforts to Protect Palestinian Civilians

Security Council Draft Resolution Vetoed on 27 March 2001

U.N. Human Rights Commission of Inquiry Reports on Israeli Violations

U.N. Secretary-General Addresses Arab Summit in Amman

Mid-March 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 3)

The New Israeli Government, the Bleak Situation and the Responsibility of the International Community

Despite Bias, U.S. State Department Human Rights Report Strongly Critical of Israel

United Nations Seminar on Assistance to Palestinian People

Highlights

UNRWA Launches Another Emergency Appeal

High Contracting Parties to 4th Geneva Convention Respond

Mid-February 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 2):

Sharonís Victory over Barak and the Troubles Ahead

Palestine Participates in Preparatory Committee on Children

Israelís Use of Depleted Uranium

EU Presidency Issues Statement on Israeli Election

Consultations on Conference of High Contracting Parties Continue

Mid-January 2001 (Volume 6, Issue 1):

Clintonís "Parameters"

Security Council Fails to Adopt Resolution on U.N. Observer Force

U.S. Representative to U.N. Seeks to Neutralize U.N. Role

The Year in Review: 2000

The File of the Crimes

Mid-December 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 11):

55th Session Adopts 20 Palestinian Resolutions by Traditional Overwhelming Majority

NAM Draft Resolution Presented to Security Council

Swiss Memorandum to High Contracting Parties on Conference

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is Commemorated

U.N. General Assembly 55th Session: Result of the Vote

High Commissioner for Human Rights Reports on Visit to Occupied Palestinian Territory

Highlights

 

Mid-November 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 10):

Security Council Considers International Protection for Palestinian Civilians

10th Emergency Special Session Resumes to Address Illegal Israeli Actions

Resolution ES-10/7 (20 October 2000) of the 10th Emergency Special Session

Sharm El-Sheikh Understandings

Mid-September 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 8):

 

Mid-October 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 9):

Israel, the Occupying Power, Continues to Brutally Repress the Palestinian People

Security Council Resolution 1322 (7 October 2000)

Palestine Delivers Strong Statement at General Debate of 55th Session

Palestine & The UNís 4th Anniversary

Mid-September 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 8):

The U.N. Millennium Summit

Palestine Central Council Postpones Establishment of State

Mid-July 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 7)

July Highlights

July Headlines

Palestine Central Council Reaffirms Determination for Palestinian State

The UNDP's Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People

Mid-June 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 6):

Israel Receives Temporary & Restricted Membership in Western Euro Group

U.N. International Meeting in Support of the Peaceful Settlement of the Question of Palestine

Review Conference of NPT Highlights Israel's Case

United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine

UNRWA Photo Exhibit Commemorates 50 Years

Mid-May 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 5):

International Conference on Palestine Refugees

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Highlights

Mid-April 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 4):

Papal Journey to Palestine

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

South Summit and NAM Ministerial Meeting

Mid-March 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 3):

A Step Backward, A Step Forward

Hanoi Declaration

The Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories

Highlights

  • Commission on the Status of Women Adopts Resolution on Palestinian Women
  • Vatican and PLO Agreement on Church Rights in the Holy Land and Jerusalem

Mid-February 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 2):

The Israeli Strategy and the Palestinian Response

Secretary-General Chairs First Meeting of CEIRPP in 2000

Palestine Central Council Meets on 2-3 February 2000

  • The Realization of the Declaration of Independent Palestine Must Take Place in 2000

Highlights

  • Israeli Report Admits Systematic Torture of Palestinian Prisoners
  • Ministerial Committee on Displaced Persons Convenes

Mid-January 2000 (Volume 5, Issue 1):

2000 Must Be the Year of Independent Palestine

The Year in Review: 1999

Results of Voting on Self-Determination and Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources

Mid-December 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 11):

General Assembly Maintains Its Course: 54th Session Overwhelmingly Adopts 20 Palestinian Resolutions

Approaching the Year 2000

UNRWA Pledging Conference: 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Agency

54th Session - Result of the Vote

The Right of the Palestinian People to Self-Determination (Resolution Text)

Highlights

  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is Commemorated
  • Consultations with NGOs on the Question of Palestine
Mid-November 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 10):

Important Palestinian Positions

Middle East Peace Process

Pontifical Mission for Palestine 50th Anniversary

Highlights

Mid-October 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 9):

President Arafat to U.N. General Assembly: We Look Forward to Palestine's Participation in the Millennium Summit as a Member State of the United Nations

Palestine & The UN Marks Its 3rd Anniversary

Israeli Foreign Minister's Missteps at the U.N.

A New U.N. Special Coordinator is Appointed

Security Council Adopts Resolution on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Mid-September 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 8):

Revisiting Wye River: The Sharm el-Sheikh Memorandum Is Signed

Israel's Position Vis-ŗ-vis the United Nations

Palestine's Participation in the Security Council

Highlights

  • Implementation of Sharm el-Sheikh Memorandum Begins Culture of Peace at the United Nations
Mid-July 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 7):

First Time in History of Convention: High Contracting Parties to the 4th Geneva Convention Convene a Conference on Measures to Enforce the Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem

Statement issued by the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention

Last Steps in the Preparation for the 15th July Conference

Palestine Presents International Law Paper to Geneva Conference

Highlights

  • G-8 Summit Issues Statement on Middle East Peace Process
  • A Delegation of CEIRPP visits Palestine
Mid-June 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 6):

U.N. International Meeting on 15th of July Conference on Geneva Convention Held in Cairo

The New Political Situation in Israel

  • The relief felt by the Palestinian side at the result of the Israeli elections has more to do with who lost rather than who won.
  • The international community should be careful not to become complacent at this crucial time and should not begin rewarding Mr. Barak simply for being elected and for things he has not yet accomplished.

Swiss Hesitant in Preparations for 15th of July Conference

Highlights

  • UNDP/PAPP Celebrates 20 Years
  • Israel Continues Illegal Actions in and around Occupied East Jerusalem
Mid-May 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 5):

Palestine Central Council Keeps Options Open

WWW.Palestine-UN.Org

U.N. Committee on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Expresses Grave Concern over Israel's Discriminatory Practices

Israel's Membership at the United Nations... Pending Issues

Highlights

  • U.N. Commission on Human Rights Adopts Important Resolutions
  • U.N. African Meeting on Palestine Held in Namibia
  • CEIRPP Organizes Preparatory Meeting for July Conference on the 4th Geneva Convention
  • U.N. Secretariat Resolves Terminology Problem
Mid-April 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 4):

Two Objectives That Must Be Achieved On The 4th of May 1999

European Union Adopts Strong and Supportive Statement on Palestinian State

Resolution 181 (II) Remains Valid

Swiss Seek Clarification on the Modalities of the Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the 4th Geneva Convention

www.Palestine-UN.org

Mid-March 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 3):

May 4, 1999: The End of the Transitional Period and Palestinian Options

U.N. Palestine Committee Organizes Bethlehem 2000 International Conference in Rome

  • President Arafat and Foreign Minister Dini Participate in Conference Opening
  • Committee's delegation is given an audience with Pope John Paul II and is received by the President of the Italian Republic.

Palestine Participates in Security Council Debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Mid-February 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 2):

The 10th Emergency Special Session Calls for a Conference on Enforcing the IVth Geneva Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Including Jerusalem

  • Conference is set for the 15th of July at the U.N. Office in Geneva

Palestine Exercises Right of Reply to Falsities in Israeli Statement

Excerpts from Some 10th ESS Statements

  • H.E. Amb. Dieter Kastrup, Permanent Representative of Germany, on behalf of the European Union
  • Mr. Pieter Vermeulen, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa, on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
  • H.E. Amb. Jeno C.A. Staehelin, Permanent Observer of Switzerland, in his capacity as the Depository of the Convention

Text of Resolution ES-10/6 of 9 February 1999

Highlights

  • President Arafat Attends Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
  • U.N. Assembly Pays Tribute to King Hussein
  • Palestine Responds to Israeli Distortions at the U.N.
Mid-January 1999 (Volume 4, Issue 1):

Clinton Visits the Palestinian Territory to Help Implement the Wye Memorandum and Netanyahu Destroys its Essence

Year in Review

Highlights

  • U.N. Secretariat Continues to Implement GA Resolution on the Upgrade of Palestine
  • Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) Makes Some Changes in its Program of Work
  • Swiss Report on the Experts Meeting
Mid-December 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 11):

53rd Session of the General Assembly Productive for Palestine

  • Resolutions on Bethlehem, Assistance to the Palestinian People, and Financing of UNRWA adopted by consensus and other 17 resolutions adopted by overwhelming majorities.

53rd Session - Result of the Vote

Bethlehem 2000

Highlights

  • Gaza International Airport Opens
  • Conference In Support of Middle East Peace and Development
  • Palestinian-American Bilateral Meetings
  • International Day of Solidarity
Mid-November 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 10):

The Wye River Memorandum

  • Five basic issues are dealt with in the Memorandum, namely further redeployment, security, interim committees and economic issues (transitional period issues), permanent status negotiations and unilateral actions
  • Overall, the conclusion of the Wye Memorandum is very important. If implemented, it will bring the peace process back on track and bring the two sides to a new threshold

Palestine Responds to Israeli Foreign Minister's Letter to U.N. Secretary-General

Symposium of Catholic Bishops' Conferences Held on Jerusalem

Highlights

  • Israeli-American Pact Against Ballistic Missiles
  • Palestinians Get Their Own International Telephone Code
  • Meeting of Experts on the 4th Geneva Convention Convened
Mid-October 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 9):

Palestine & The UN Marks 2nd Anniversary

President Arafat to General Assembly

  • Palestine Participates in General Debate for the First Time

Quotes from President Arafat's Speech

Palestinian Reply to Statement of Mr. Netanyahu

Highlights

  • The Peace Process
  • Bilateral Meetings, Church Groups, Jewish Leaders and the Secretary-General
Mid-September 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 8):

Palestinian Priorities during the 53rd Session of the General Assembly

Non-Aligned Movement Firm on Palestinian Issues

Secretary-General Issues Note in Follow-up of Resolution 52/250 on Upgrade of Palestine's Representation at the U.N.

Highlights

  • Anglican Bishops call for Jerusalem as the capital of two sovereign states
  • The Holy See: Israel's action is causing great disquiet
  • Oslo's Five Year Anniversary

Mid-July 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 7):

General Assembly Upgrades Palestine Representation at the U.N.

  • Small Victory on the Path to the Big Victory

Overwhelming Support for Resolution 52/250 on Upgrade

  • Resolution: Participation of Palestine in the work of the United Nations

Security Council Considers Illegal Israeli Actions in Jerusalem and Adopts a Presidential Statement

Highlights

  • Secretary-General Issues Strong Statement Against Recent Illegal Israeli Actions
  • European Union Reaffirms Palestinian Rights at Cardiff Meeting

Mid-June 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 6):

Israeli Violations in Jerusalem Intensify

  • Palestinian Complaints Submitted to U.N. Security Council

Bethlehem 2000 to be put on U.N. Agenda

Swiss Propose a Package of Two Measures regarding the Fourth Geneva Convention

Highlights

  • Non-Aligned Movement Takes Strong Positions on Palestine and the Middle East
  • President Arafat Attends OAU Summit
  • Santiago, Chile Hosts U.N. Event on Palestine

Mid-May 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 5):

50 Years Since Al-Nakba

  • 50 Years of Historic Injustice
  • The Palestinian people, despite their stubborn and ceaseless resistance, kept losing ground to the intruders, and were ultimately the ones to pay the tragic price for the crimes committed against the Jews. The Palestinian people themselves became the victims of another crime of history.

The 418 Destroyed Villages of Palestine

  • The Dispossession and Remembrance

Commemorating 50 Years of Dispossession

Highlights

  • Bethlehem 2000
  • Netanyahu Rebuffs U.S. Administrations while Mrs. Clinton supports Palestinian State
  • Clinton Addresses Arab-Americans
Mid-April 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 4):

50 Years Since Al-Nakba

  • Palestine Refugees: 50 Years of Injustice
  • The year 1998 marks fifty years since al-nakba, the dispossession of the Palestinian people in 1948. This will be the focus of the April and May 1998 issues of Palestine and the U.N.

Deir Yassin

  • The Massacre and Remembrance

Israel’s Political Assassinations

All Security Council Resolutions are Binding, Says Annan

Highlights

  • The U.S. and the Middle East Peace Process
  • OIC Summit Reaffirms Support for Palestine

Mid-March 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 3):

Third Resumption of the Tenth Emergency Special Session

  • Meeting of Experts by End of April 1998

Upholding International Legitimacy

Excerpts from the Statement of the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations before the Resumed 10th Emergency Special Session

Text of Resolution ES-10/5: Illegal Israeli actions in the Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Highlights

  • The Secretary-General and the Middle East
  • The Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Mid-February 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 2):

Reversing the Path of Reconciliation

Observer Status at the United Nations

Highlights

  • South Africa and Namibia join the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
  • President Clinton and the Palestinian People
  • 2.9 Million Palestinians in the Palestinian Territory

Mid-January 1998 (Volume 3, Issue 1):

Outcome of 1997 and Outlook for 1998

  • The Security Council must resume its engagement in Palestinian and Middle Eastern matters and must fulfill its responsibilities in this regard

The Year in Review

Netanyahu Claims He Wants to Make Peace

Mid-December 1997 (Volume 2, Issue 11):

General Assembly Reiterates Positions of Principle on Palestinian Issues

  • 19 Resolutions Overwhelmingly Adopted
  • International Solidarity with the Palestinian People Intensifies
  • Full Participation of Palestine in the Work of the United Nations to be Voted Upon Early 1998

Texts of 52nd Session Resolutions

Results of the Vote

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Mid-November 1997 (Volume 2, Issue 10):

Second Resumption of 10th Emergency Special Session Decisively Adopts Resolution ES-10/4

  • Steps Begin for Conference of States Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention on Enforcement
  • Experts Meeting Before End of February 1998
  • Full Scale Israeli Efforts to Undermine Outcome Fail Completely

Text of Resolution ES-10/4: Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Excerpts from Statements

  • Palestine
  • Switzerland
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The 10th Emergency Special Session overwhelmingly adopted three resolutions regarding Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Report of the Secretary-General

Mid-October 1997 (Volume 2, Issue 9):

Undermining the Security Council

  • The U.S. has actually prevented the Council from discharging its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations

Palestine and The U.N. in Retrospect: The Nineties (Part 6 of 6)

Highlights

  • Ministers Meet in New York
  • The Middle East Peace Process

 

Mid-September 1997 (Volume 2, Issue 8):

Approaching the 52nd Session of the General Assembly

  • In light of the serious problems facing the Middle East peace process, it is high time that Israeli and Palestinian participation in the work of the Assembly reflect the realities of the situation

Palestine and The U.N. in Retrospect: The Eighties (Part 5 of 6)

Highlights

  • Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949
  • PLO Settles Lawsuit

Mid-July 1997 (Volume 2, Issue 7):

10th Emergency Special Session on Jerusalem and Illegal Israeli Settlement Resumes

  • U.N. Secretary-General Presents Strong and Substantial Report
  • Resolution ES-10/3, Among Strongest Ever, Is Decisively Adopted
  • Israel Isolated as International Community Exerts Additional Pressure
  • Persistent Steps at U.N. Aim at Stopping Illegal Israeli Actions

Excerpts from the Text of the Statement of the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations before the Resumed 10th Emergency Special Session

Text of General Assembly Resolution ES-10/3: Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Highlights

  • EU Amsterdam Declaration
  • Denver Summit Addresses the Middle East

Mid-June 1997 (Volume 2, Issue 6):

Netanyahu’s Plan

Quiet Deportation in East Jerusalem

Palestine and The U.N. in Retrospect: The Seventies (Part 4 of 6)

Highlights

  • Thirty Years of Occupation at the United Nations
  • African Summit
  • The U.S. Congress and Jerusalem
  • Report of the Secretary-General

 

Mid-May 1997 (Volume 2, Issue 5):

Thirty Years of Occupation

Jerusalem…the Key to Peace

  • Map of Jerusalem

Palestine and The U.N. in Retrospect: The Sixties (Part 3 of 6)

Highlights