Press releases

  • 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.
  • 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.

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