Press releases

  • 15 Jul 2018 - Welcome everyone and thank you very much for coming here. As I’m sure you will all agree, over the last few months the situation in Gaza deteriorated rapidly. This was the combination of three factors: First is the humanitarian factor. People’s life has become more difficult as people have limited money, the economy has collapsed, electricity and water are scarce.
  • 10 Jul 2018 - I am concerned by the consequences of Israel’s decision to temporarily suspend imports and exports with the exception of basic humanitarian supplies through the Kerem Shalom crossing. Humanitarian assistance is no substitute for commerce and trade. I urge the authorities to reverse this decision.
  • UN Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov briefing the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East and reporting on UNSCR 2334 (2016) - 19 June 2018 (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

    UN Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov briefing the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East and reporting on UNSCR 2334 (2016) - 19 June 2018 (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

    19 Jun 2018 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council,
  • SC Mladenov briefs the Security Council on the situation in Gaza

    UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov briefs the Security Council on the situation in Gaza (UN Photo/Loey Felipe - 30 May 2018)

    30 May 2018 - Rocket fire this week across the border between Gaza and Israel shows how close the region is “to the brink of war” a senior United Nations official warned on Wednesday, urging the international community to do more to help Israelis and Palestinians return to the negotiating table.
  • Nickolay Mladenov (on screen), 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, briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

    Nickolay Mladenov (on screen), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. (UN Photo/Cia Pak - 23 May 2018)

    23 May 2018 - Mme. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, On 15 May, I briefed this Council on the deadly protests that took place in Gaza the day before. At least 60 people were killed and the number continues to climb. It was a tragic day in the long history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, another reminder of the need to bring peace to this troubled land.
  • 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).

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