Press releases

  • 08 Mar 2019 - “On this International Women’s Day, the United Nations acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of Palestinian women to the development of their communities. We also recognize the efforts made by Palestinian civil society and the Government of Palestine to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Nickolay Mladenov (on screens), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

    A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Nickolay Mladenov (on screens), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. UN Photo/Loey Felipe - 20 February 2019

    20 Feb 2019 - The spectres of violence and radicalism in the Occupied Palestinian Territory are growing, and the prospect of sustainable peace is fading by the day, a senior UN envoy in the region told the Security Council on Wednesday.
  • 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/Loey Felipe - 20 February 2019

    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/Loey Felipe - 20 February 2019

    20 Feb 2019 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, I brief you today as we continue to confront a growing humanitarian, security and political crisis in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
  • 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/Loey Felipe - 22 January 2019

    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/Loey Felipe - 22 January 2019

    22 Jan 2019 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, Minister Marsudi, thank you for joining us today As 2019 begins, we should have no illusions about the dangerous dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which continue to unfold before our eyes.
  • Nickolay Mladenov, 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/Mark Garten -18 December 2018)

    Nickolay Mladenov, 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/Mark Garten -18 December 2018)

    18 Dec 2018 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council,
  • Nickolay Mladenov (on screens), 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/Rick Bajornas - 19 November 2018

    Nickolay Mladenov (on screens), 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/Rick Bajornas - 19 November 2018

    19 Nov 2018 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, In recent days we have witnessed another dangerous escalation of violence in Gaza that risked unleashing an armed conflict with catastrophic consequences for two million impoverished Palestinian people who live under the control of Hamas and have endured three wars and crippling Israeli closures.
  • A wide view of the Security Council meeting as Nickolay Mladenov (on screen), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. (18 October 2018 - UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)

    A wide view of the Security Council meeting as Nickolay Mladenov (on screen), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. (18 October 2018 - UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)

    18 Oct 2018 - Madame President, Members of the Security Council, Every month I brief this Council on the situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian Question.
  • 26 Sep 2018 - The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations met on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York to discuss the prospects for peace negotiations and the situation on the ground, in particular in Gaza. The envoys expressed their deep concern over the continued escalation in Gaza.
  • 25 Sep 2018 - As the situation on the ground in Gaza is on the brink of collapse, a United Nations report has called for urgent steps to prevent violent confrontation in Gaza, support for the return of the legitimate Palestinian Government and humanitarian assistance. This includes easing of Israeli movement and access restrictions, de-escalating tensions and urgent humanitarian and economic interventions to address Gaza’s failing basic services and devastated economy.
  • Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, reporting on UNSCR 2334

    Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, reporting on UNSCR 2334 (UN Photo/Kim Haughton - 20 September 2018)

    20 Sep 2018 - Negative humanitarian, security and political developments in Gaza outweigh any positive news concerning the search for peace in the Middle East, the United Nations negotiator for the process has said, urging the international community to help restore hope that a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict can be found.
  • Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, reporting on UNSCR 2334 (UN Photo/Kim Haughton - 20 September 2018)

    Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, reporting on UNSCR 2334 (UN Photo/Kim Haughton - 20 September 2018)

    20 Sep 2018 - Madame President, Members of the Security Council, On behalf of the Secretary-General, I will devote this briefing to presenting the seventh report on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2334 covering the period from 13 June to 12 September this year.
  • A boy in the Bedouin refugee community of Um al Khayr in the South Hebron Hills where large scale home demolitions by Israeli authorities took place. (UNRWA Photo)

    A boy in the Bedouin refugee community of Um al Khayr in the South Hebron Hills where large scale home demolitions by Israeli authorities took place. (UNRWA Photo)

    17 Sep 2018 - The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenovexpressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu” in the West Ban
  • UN Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov briefing the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question - 24 July 2018 (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) 

    24 Jul 2018 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council,
  • 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.

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