Press releases

  • Nickolay Mladenov (on screen), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council on the situation in Gaza (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

    15 May 2018 - Mme President, Members of the Security Council, For the people of Gaza yesterday was a day of tragedy. There are no other words with which to describe what actually happened. There is no justification for the killing. There is no excuse.  It serves no one. It certainly does not serve the cause of peace.
  • UN Special Coordinator Mladenov’s in talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (11 May 2018)

    11 May 2018 - Thank you very much for your opening words, We are very concerned that there is a conflagration of conflicts currently in the Middle East that are raising tensions on all levels, including the situation in Syria, the situation in Yemen, and most certainly on the Palestinian track.
  • 02 May 2018 - “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas chose to use his speech at the opening of the Palestinian National Council to repeat some of the most contemptuous anti-Semitic slurs, including the suggestion that the social behavior of Jews was the cause for the Holocaust. Such statements are unacceptable, deeply disturbing and do not serve the interests of the Palestinian people or peace in the Middle East.
  • Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator speaks to journalists following Security Council debate on sit in Middle East including the Palestinians question - 20 April 2017 - UN Photo / Rick Bajornas

    30 Apr 2018 - “I welcome the convening of the Palestinian National Council, which meets today in Ramallah for the first time in two decades. It is a critical time for Palestinians. The leadership has a responsibility to end divisions and the deteriorating economic, humanitarian and social situation in Gaza.
  • Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process Addresses Security Council

    Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe - 26 April 2018)

    26 Apr 2018 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, Two weeks ago, the Secretary-General addressed the Security Council on the crisis in the Middle East and the threats to international peace and security. He spoke of a region that is plagued by sectarian divisions, by imploding states and exploding extremist groups.
  • 05 Apr 2018 - Statement by United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process,Nickolay Mladenov, on the situation in GazaJerusalem, 5 April 2018 “I am following with concern the continuing preparations and rhetoric for this Friday’s ‘Great Return March’ in Gaza. Israeli forces should exercise maximum restraint and Palestinians should avoid friction at the Gaza fence.
  • 05 Apr 2018 - Secretary-General’s statement on the situation in Gaza
  • Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (screen) addresses the Security Council via videoconference on the situation in the Middle East, including the 5th report on SC Resolution 2334 - 26 March 2018

    27 Mar 2018 - Reporting that over the past three months, Israel has advanced 22 plans for some 1,200 housing units for one area of the West Bank, a United Nations envoy warned Monday that such ongoing settlement expansion is eroding the prospect of a two-state solution to the long-standing Middle East conflict.
  • Nickolay Mladenov (on screens), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question - 26 March 2018

    26 Mar 2018 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, On behalf of the Secretary-General, I devote my regular briefing on the situation in the Middle East today to presenting the fifth report on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2334 that covers the period from 18 December last year to 25 March this year.
  • 16 Mar 2018 - The absence of a political process aimed at ending the conflict on the basis of two-state solution continues to be the single largest impediment to Palestinian development, according to a new report by the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO).
  • 13 Mar 2018 - “I condemn the attack on the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza earlier today and wish those injured a speedy recovery. This grave incident must be promptly investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice. Until the legitimate Palestinian Authority is fully empowered in Gaza, Hamas has the responsibility to ensure that the Government is able to carry out its work in the Strip without fear of intimidation, harassment and violence.
  • Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. 20 February 2019 - UN Photo/Loey Felipe

    20 Feb 2018 - Mr. President, Your Excellency President Mahmoud ABBAS, President of the State of Palestine; Ladies and Gentlemen,                                  
  • 15 Feb 2018 - Following his joint meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav (Poli) Mordechai on 14 February, UN Special Coordinator Mladenov stated:
  • Secretary-General António Guterres (second left) addresses the 2018 opening session of the General Assembly's Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

    Secretary-General António Guterres (second left) addresses the 2018 opening session of the General Assembly's Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe - 5 February 2018

    05 Feb 2018 - International consensus on a two-State solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be eroding “at a time when it is more important than ever,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling the ‘question of Palestine’ one of the longest unresolved issues on the agenda of the United Nations.
  • Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

    Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe - 25 January 2018)

    25 Jan 2018 - The United Nations, the Security Council and the wider international community all have fallen into a pattern of “managing, rather than resolving” the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the UN envoy on the Middle East peace process warned Thursday, saying it was time to end this paralysis, show political leadership and push for policies on the ground that rebuild trust.

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